Juan Uslé’s works are defined by geometry and despite their graphical character they are profound. Often they are determined by a strong color contrast, that make the images glow. The light perceived however, does not resemble sunlight but artificial neon-light. It reminds us of lights in cinemas and cities.Read More
Is it a chaos of tubes and cables, the topographical sight and overview of a city or a metro system? Uslé displays the complexity of modern world and the twisted perception of our living environment. Parts of pictures start to overlap and they merge. They seem to be in motion. Colours reject each other or blur and form something new, so it enforces the picture’s or the city’s dynamic.
Among his recent exhibitions are: the Biennale in Venice, the Tate collection in London, the Guggenheim in Bilbao and the MACBA in Barcelona.
Spanish painter Juan Uslé’s recent work, now on view at Cheim & Read, bears an inseparable connection with environmental conditions experienced out of doors, and out of an urban scape, perhaps. That low, raking illumination at dusk, the change physically in our receptiveness to color and tonal contrasts when surrounded by fading light in...Read More Related Press Juan Uslé's brushtrokes 31 May 2016, Hyperallergic
In two of the modestly scaled paintings – El jardín cerrado, 2016 and Frío dentro, 2016 – Uslé has introduced a new brushtroke. It is a striated fan-like shape, which he repeats in an interlocking pattern across the painting’s surface. The striations evoke the accretions of a seashell, which this brushstroke resembles....Read More