© Juan Uslé

Juan Uslé

Frith Street Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Juan Uslé. This exhibition will provide a rare chance to see a major body of work from one of the most important painters working today.

Juan Uslé belongs to a generation of international painters who brought abstraction back to critical attention at the end of the eighties. His work reflects on the possibilities of painting, adding ideas emerging from new philosophical and scientific theories. Uslé layers his canvases with veils of pigment, wash and medium that swirl around one another like clouds of ether - sometimes forms are suggested, partially articulated, then left ambiguous - striking a balance between what is revealed and what is hidden. In these paintings, colours, shapes and forms create a language of their own - their labyrinthine patterns and seamless textures have a decidedly hand-crafted feeling, they draw the viewer into a world of visual pleasure.

Juan Uslé was born in Santander, Spain in 1954. His work has been very widely exhibited internationally, recent solo exhibitions include: "Open Rooms", Palacio de Velázquez, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander; SMAK, Stedlijk Museum voor Actuale Kunst, Ghent; Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2003-2004); "Juan Uslé", Cheim and Read, New York (2002); "Distancia Insalvable", Centro Cultural Casa del Cordón, Burgos, Museo de Bellas Artes de Santander, Centro Cultural Caja de Cantabria, Sala Luz Norte, Santander (2000). Notable group exhibitions include: 51st Venice Biennale (2005) and "Monocromos: De Malevich al presente", Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, (2004). His work is included in many major collections world wide including: Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Vienna Museum, Vienna; M.A.C.B.A., Museu d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona; Fonds National d'Art Contemporain, Ministère de Culture, Paris; Colección Arte Contemporáneo Fundación La Caixa, Barcelona.

Exhibition: 3 March - 21 April 2006
Gallery hours: Tues-Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 11 am - 4 pm

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