Juan Uslé

Spanish, b. 1954

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Juan Uslé

Spanish, b. 1954

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Juan Uslé’s idiosyncratic abstractions, constructed with translucent layers of handmade saturated colors, evoke the environs and energy of his Northern Spanish homeland and New York City. Dividing his time between Spain and New York, Uslé says he has always felt a sense of displacement, which is an important theme in his work. Uslé imbues his signature sense of dynamism into his paintings by exploiting the nature of opposites: between organic and geometric forms, randomness and order, and the simultaneous physicality of paint and its ability to disappear into sheer, ethereal surfaces and illusions of light.

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Solo show at a major institution
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
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Group show at a major institution
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and 2 more
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Tate, and 1 more
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Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 3 more
Biography

Juan Uslé’s idiosyncratic abstractions, constructed with translucent layers of handmade saturated colors, evoke the environs and energy of his Northern Spanish homeland and New York City. Dividing his time between Spain and New York, Uslé says he has always felt a sense of displacement, which is an important theme in his work. Uslé imbues his signature sense of dynamism into his paintings by exploiting the nature of opposites: between organic and geometric forms, randomness and order, and the simultaneous physicality of paint and its ability to disappear into sheer, ethereal surfaces and illusions of light.

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Career Highlights
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established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
user
Solo show at a major institution
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
group
Group show at a major institution
Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and 2 more
Instituion
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition, and 3 more
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