The intellectual and intuitive but also physical act of painting is a driving force for Juan Uslé, as is the environment in which he works. He places a strong emphasis on the handling of his medium – a combination of vinyl blended with dry pigments. During the early 1980s his work reflected the Spanish countryside where he lived – created through depictions of transient, atmospheric conditions. A move to New York in 1987 led to a more abstract imagery that reflects the chaos and flux of the city. The large scale of ‘OTROJO, coágulos y mentiras’, envelops the viewer, inviting us to enter the work and lose ourselves in its inner architecture. The work incorporates many of the elements that form the basic components of his current stylistic language, the utilisation of light, colour contrasts, complexity of line and the illusion of space activated via overlaps, forming the lyrical essence of the painting. Does this work reveal its inner structure to us or is it self-contained within its own private world?
|Medium||Vinyl, dispersion and dry pigment on linen|
|Dimensions||275 x 203 cm|
|Credit Line||IMMA Collection: Purchase, 2004|
|Copyright||For copyright information, please contact the IMMA Collections team: [email protected].|
Spanish artist Juan Uslé studied fine art at Escuela Superior de Bellas Artes, San Carlos, Valencia. Uslé moved to New York in 1987. In New York his abstract compositions became increasingly chaotic, reflecting the vibrancy and flux of the city. Uslé has exhibited extensively, including at the MACBA, Barcelona; the Saatchi Gallery, London, and the Museum Moderner Kunst, Vienna. A solo exhibition titled ‘Juan Uslé: Open Rooms’, was held at IMMA in 2004.View Artist
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