[The Rivers of the World]
Exhibition from 16th to 25th of November
Opening and presentation, Thursday, 16th of November from 6 p.m. With the presence of the artist and the editor.
“El libro parece uno de los objetos más bellos por ser un objeto paradójico:
a base de multiplicar y multiplicar los planos multiplica lo profundo.”
[The book seems to be one of the most beautiful objects because it is a paradoxical object:
by multiplying and multiplying the planes it multiplies the Depth] (Oliván, 2023)
We are pleased to present at Galeria Joan Prats Juan Uslé’s next publishing project with By Publications, in which the artist has made 200 new paintings as covers, along with a selection of his works.
This is a unique editorial project, a unique journey through art and expression that immerses us in the world of Juan Uslé, accompanied by the poetry of Lorenzo Oliván. In this edition, the covers come to life in an unusual way, transforming into canvases where the magic of painting merges with the depth of photography and the written word.
Each book is a work of art in itself, reflecting the personal vision and sensitivity of Juan Uslé. These 200 copies are created individually, like the pieces of a puzzle, like drops of water that come together to form a river.
By Publications is an independent publishing house based in Barcelona, specialized in the edition, production and international distribution of art, photography and design books.
Juan Uslé (Santander, 1954) lives and works between New York and Saro. He is one of the artists with the greatest international projection in our country, whose career has been linked to the city of New York since the eighties. He has received recognitions such as the Daniel & Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation drawing prize (2020) and the Premio Nacional de Artes Plásticas de España (2002). He has presented his work at the 51st Venice Biennale (2005), at Documenta 9 in Kassel (1992) and the São Paulo Biennale (1985). His latest individual exhibitions include De luz y sangre, Sala Verónicas, Murcia (2023), Eye and landscape, BombasGens Center d’Art, Valencia (2021), Notes on SQR, MACE, Museu d’Art Contemporani d’Eivissa, Ibiza (2019), and Juan Uslé. Dunkles licht, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany, which traveled to the CGAC in Santiago de Compostela under the title Juan Uslé: Luz Escura (2014). His pictorial and photographic work has also been exhibited in Es Baluard, Palma de Mallorca, Marta Herford, Germany (2010); Kunsthalle Emden, Germany (2009); MUDAM, Luxembourg, ARTIUM, Vitoria (2008); CAC, Málaga, Domus Artium, Salamanca, Fundació La Caixa, Barcelona (2007); Salvador Dalí Museum, St Petersburg Florida, Albuquerque Museum, New Mexico (2006); Marcelino Botín Foundation, Santander, IMMA, Dublin (2004); MNCARS, Madrid (2003); Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany (2002); Serralves Museum, Porto (2001).