2018 - Stilles Wesen -Silent being, Ibirapi Contemporânea, Lisbon
2017 - Tobel, "EdgeArts" gallery, Lisbon
2023 - DU NIL AU LÉMAN. REGARDS CONTEMPORAINS, Musée d'art de Pully
2022 - Lichtblicke, Kunst in Mels, St.Gallen
2021 - Orianidas, Galeria Graça Brandão, Lisbon
2021 - Unspektakulär, Artfestival Planaterra, Chur
2020 - 2021 Regiunala20, Cularta, Laax
2020 - Artificial Intersections (near.li), Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne
2018 - Natura Sapiens, Ibirapi Contemporânea, Lisbon
2018 - La generación del 87. Orígenes y destinos, 1987/ Conde Duque, Madrid
2017 - Espirro, Interpress, Lisbon
2016 - Cliche-verre, Galerie Diferença, Lisbon
2016 - Mostra '16, Edificio Vasco da Gama, Doca de Alcantara Norte
2015 - Ar.co bolseiros & finalistas 2014, Museu de Lisboa - Palacio pimenta
2015 - Salao de inverno, group show at "a pequena galeria" Lisbon
2014 - Manteigaria, group show at manteigaria Lisbon
2013 - Ar.co octubro, group show at Ar.co Almada
Samuel Matzig’s work, classic through both the medium and the theme, is imposing, expressive and evocative of transformation: the natural transformation that the photographer repetitively turns into an object, by isolating scenes seemingly unexceptional and presenting them to the viewer as an elements’ fight constantly building our surroundings into shape.
Strikingly deprived of a human presence, Nature in Matzig’s work appears as strong, forceful and threatening. It appears like a character, bigger than man and all-mighty. Forceful, aggressive and wild as much as ancient and slow. It is this contrast of movement and stillness, of the origins and the future, the change and the constant, that remind us our own evolution and essence.
Samuel Matzig (b. 1983 in Mels, Switzerland) is a Lisbon-based photographer. After studies and a short career in civil engineering as a draftsman, he eventually turns to photography in 2012, and arrives in Portugal, where he studied in ar.co, Lisbon. He works from his atelier in Lausanne and Lisbon. Matzig regularly exhibits his work, either in group or solo shows.
Text by Camille Aboudaram
© Atelier Samuel Matzig