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Línea Dolca 2008 – 2018. Irrefrenable 

Sala Concepción Arenal, Centro Cultural Los Arenales. Archivo y Biblioteca Central de Cantabria. 

08.10 – 09.11.2020 

 

 

Esta exposición nace de una selección de imágenes de las miles que componen el archivo personal de Juan Uslé. Son imágenes de paisajes naturales y urbanos, naturalezas muertas, retratos, autorretratos, personajes familiares y anónimos, rincones de su casa, su estudio o meras superficies anónimas. Toda una línea continua de imágenes que combinan tramas, luces, sombras, abstracciones, reflejos y composiciones tanto orgánicas como geometrías, que van desde las horizontales o verticales hasta las diagonales. Fotografías a color, donde los motivos, texturas y tonalidades nos remiten al universo pictórico del artista.

 

Sus fotografías nos muestran todo aquello que rodea o llama la atención de Uslé, sin escenografía o manipulación. Son una mirada trasversal e íntima que abarca motivos, composiciones y colores, todos ellos sugerentes y seductores para el espectador, estrechando así la distancia entre realidad y ficción.

 

 

Exposición incluida dentro de la programación de PHotoESPAÑA Santander 2020.

 

 

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JORDI ALCARAZ, PAULINE BASTARD, ERICK BELTRÁN, ALFONS BORRELL, CABELLO/CARCELLER, CABRITA, VICTORIA CIVERA, HANNAH COLLINS, CARLES CONGOST, LUIS GORDILLO, ANNIKA KAHRS, LOLA LASURT, FABIAN MARCACCIO, ENRIQUE MARTÍNEZ CELAYA, MUNTADAS, JAVIER PEÑAFIEL, PEREJAUME, PABLO DEL POZO, FERNANDO PRATS, CAIO REISEWITZ, MARCEL RUBIO JULIANA, JULIÃO SARMENTO, JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA, TERESA SOLAR, JUAN USLÉ 

 

 

“Escric amb rius i turons / sobre el paper de les planes”    Perejaume*

 

Spring has been marked by a radical transformation of our ways of moving, relating and exchanging. Suddenly everything has changed. Our perception of everyday things and also of the most relevant things has been questioned. What seemed essential to us becomes not essential. We have realized the precariousness of life, we have known the importance of solidarity, of family, of our loved ones, of our environment. Nature and the environment have also taken a leading role that they did not have before.

 

Facing this, we have dared to ask the artists of the gallery to participate in this exhibition that we now present, with works which they have carried out during this time of social isolation. They are diverse answers to the same question, they have in common the use of paper as a medium, common for some –like Victoria Civera or Perejaume– and unprecedented for others –like Hannah Collins or Annika Kahrs–.

 

The making of these works has been able to become an escape route, a tool to continue working despite the difficulties and, at the same time, they allow the spectator to enter the intimacy of the studios and the heads of their creators. They are, in most cases, works made at home, with house’s tools, testimonies of a unique and, we hope, unrepeatable moment.

 

‘Think about the size of the universe, then brush your teeth and go to bed’ takes the title of a work by the artist Annika Kahrs. Starting with humor, it invites us to reflect on the balance between micro and macro levels and on the search for meaning and identity within the unfathomable universe of which we are a part, reflections that become fundamental in the current context.

 

The result of this exhibition has been a series of diverse works. In some cases, we see that the themes that worried the artists, before the pandemic, have maintained their leading role or, even in others, they show fragments of their work process and are linked to future projects.

 

In other cases, we find proposals that speak directly of the current moment: reflections on personal relationships, the political situation, messages from the media or vulnerable groups such as children and the elderly.

 

Finally, we would also find a third group of works that focus on observing the closest environment and nature.

 

 

To provide you with more information and images, please contact galeria@galeriajoanprats.com

 

 

* “I write with rivers and hills / on the paper of the plains” Perejaume

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The 2020 Daniel and Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation Drawing Prize awards Spanish artist Juan Uslé.

 

Juan Uslé has been chosen by an international jury. Other nominees were Callum Innes and Florian Pumhösl. 

 

In October 2020 all the artists of the contemporary drawing prize will be exhibited in the Nijni Novgorod Museum of Contemporary Art ‘the Arsenal’.

 

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Galeria Joan Prats

ARCO Madrid

 

26/02/2020 – 01/03/2020

 

Booth 9C09

 

LUIS GORDILLO . CHEMA MADOZ . MUNTADAS . FERNANDO PRATS . JULIAO SARMENTO . JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA . PEREJAUME . ALICIA KOPF . TERESA SOLAR . JUAN USLÉ . PABLO DEL POZO . VICTORIA CIVERA . HERNÁNDEZ PIJUAN

 

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Notas, 2011-2019

Juan Uslé a été sélectionné pour le prix de dessin 2020 de la Fondation d’art contemporain Daniel et Florence Guerlain.

Créé en 2006 le prix de dessin contemporain de la Fondation Daniel et Florence Guerlain distingue chaque année un lauréat parmi trois artistes sélectionnés par une commission d’experts.

Le Prix concerne les artistes pour qui le dessin sur papier ou carton constitue une part significative de leur oeuvre. Le lauréat est choisi par un jury de collectionneurs renouvelé chaque année et annoncé lors du salon du dessin, grand rendez-vous annuel des collectionneurs et amateurs.

 

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Soñé que revelabas (Madeira), 2019

Opening: 10.10.2019,  7pm

 

Friday October 11, 6.30pm, talk between Juan Uslé and curator Javier Sánchez Martínez

 

The title of the new exhibition by Juan Uslé in Galeria Joan Prats, ‘Unsettled’ alludes metaphorically to painting, the central subject of his entire work.

“Unsettled” means unstable, but also variable, restless, something that includes opposites, or a paradox. In Uslé’s paintings, the stripes of color fluctuate, they do not have a definite beginning and end, and refer to the passage of time, the hours, the seasons, the changing landscapes, such as Bernia, a mountain range located in the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula, a place of inspiration for Uslé, among many others.

 

Juan Uslé’s work reflects on the possibilities of painting. In his words: “Speaking of painting, I would also talk about his tremor, his ‘no fixation’, his journey or, even better, what we understand as displacement.”

 

Formed by repeated strokes, although never identical, his work is characterized by movement and rhythm, and invoke the surrounding environment, and, at the same time, the energy of the body’s drives. Uslé creates a pictorial language where formal or metalinguistic aspects are mixed with his life experience, in addition to allusions to time and the creation process itself. According to Juan Uslé: “Time is what we have left. I conceive it as a horizontal surface where past and future moments are deposited and transfigured. Many of my small works seem to go on, spread in space. They suggest a “landscape” –let’s call it this way- or space of multiple juxtaposed horizons.”

 

In the exhibition, Uslé presents small formats, which create a close and intimate relationship together with large-scale works, the largest dimension he has worked with and which he started in 2017. Small works are organized into families, and speak of repetition, but also individually contain their own identity.

 

The exhibition is completed with two large format photographs. They make allusions to the painting and invoke the recollection and emotion of the discovery.

Like his paintings, they question our ability to see, think, perceive and feel.

Juan Usle, Ibiza

08.06.2019 – 31.10.2019

Museu d’Art Contemporani d’Eivissa

 

Juan Uslé

Inauguración el viernes 7 de junio de 2019 | Sala de Armas del MACE

Colaboran: Conselleria de Cultura del Govern Balear y AmicsMACE

 

Juan Uslé I Carbón y Maculares I 2011 – 2018 I Cartulina y técnica mixta I 56 x 71,2 cm. I Foto: Sergio Belinchón

 

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Arco 2019

ARCOmadrid 

27/02/2019 – 03/03/2019

Booth 9C09

 

AÏDA ANDRÉS RODRIGÁLVAREZ, PEDRO CABRITA REIS, VICTORIA CIVERA, HANNAH COLLINS, HERNÁNDEZ PIJUAN, FABIAN MARCACCIO, MUNTADAS, PEREJAUME, PABLO DEL POZO, CAIO REISEWITZ, JULIÃO SARMENTO, JOSÉ MARÍA SICILIA, TERESA SOLAR, JUAN USLÉ

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CAIO REISEWITZ Meeting with the artist and book signing, Altamira

Thursday, February 28, in our booth at ARCOmadrid 2019

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Caixaforum, Barcelona

31.1 – 20.5.2018

 

 

 

No han estat poques les ocasions en què els pintors han optat per treballar a l’aire lliure, enfront de la impossibilitat de traslladar un model impossible de traslladar a l’estudi. Aquest fet va suposar un canvi radical en la relació interior-exterior que s’havia produït fins aleshores. L’obra es torna portàtil, però en ampliar el taller i suprimir les barreres arquitectòniques que condicionen la seva mida, serà el desplaçament geogràfic el que passarà a convertir-se en el nou obstacle. Per aquestes i altres raons, hi ha qui van optar per reduir al màxim aquestes necessitats espacials i van limitar a un simple registre en forma d’esbossos, escrits, fotografies o filmacions la seva tasca com a artista.

 

Sota el braç: entre el palmell de la mà i l’aixella suposa una aproximació a aquests límits que han condicionat històricament el treball de l’artista. Un punt de partida que, tot i que centrat inicialment en els límits físics, va més enllà i intenta reflectir la relació del creador amb el seu entorn més proper. L’exposició, comissariada per Ángel Calvo Ulloa, aplega un conjunt d’obres –des de pintura fins a fotografia, instal·lacions i la performance– dels artistes Francesco Arena, Jorge Barbi, stanley brouwn, Christian García Bello, Fernando García, Irene Grau, Pedro G. Romero, Pere Llobera, Fina Miralles, Radouan Mriziga, Perejaume, Rodríguez-Méndez, Thomas Schütte i Juan Uslé.

 

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Juan Uslé

MNCARS Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

27.09 – 27.11.2017 // 20.12.2017 – 05.03.2018

 

Esta propuesta expositiva, desplegada en dos muestras, presenta una amplia selección de las obras que forman parte del depósito temporal que en 2014 realizó la galerista Soledad Lorenzo al Museo Reina Sofía.

Punto de encuentro, la primera de ellas, aborda los conceptos de espacio y geometría desde diversas ópticas. Cuestiones personales, la segunda muestra, se centra en la recuperación del lenguaje figurativo, a través de un conjunto de obras de artistas españoles y extranjeros. 

 

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Bombas Gens Centre d’Art, València

08.07.2017 – 25.02.2018

 

L’exposició presenta l’obra de diversos artistes pertanyents a la col·lecció Per Amor a l’Art, que treballen en eixa relació i experimenten altres lògiques representatives i transformen les jerarquies formals entre fons i forma, entre primer pla i pla posterior, entre centre i perifèria, entre una mirada localitzada i una mirada flotant.

 

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Kunsthalle Krems, Austria

02.07 – 05.11.2017

 

In Modernism, abstraction is regarded as one of the most significant formal articulations and is particularly linked to painting. The consistent analysis of the medium up to the zero point in the avant-garde of the 1910s followed a steady resurgence of non-representational painting, especially in abstract expressionism, in informal and minimal art Painting and the creative authority, which was countered with sensuality and intuition in the postmodern phase from the 1980s onwards.

The exhibition Abstract Painting Now! Will focus on the current international situation of the non-figurative panel painting with about sixty artistic positions and will fan out the wide field of a still significant painter’s practice. The historical basis of the show is the development following Abstract Expressionism, which was supported above all by Gerhard Richter and Sigmar Polke. The former, after a period of agony, in which his gray colorings emerged, turned to the beautiful, seemingly expressive. The latter used abstraction as an ironic paraphrase, commenting on the veracity of the brush stroke as a mark of the artistic self. 

 

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Usle

24.06.2017 – 01.01.2018

La Fundación Botín presenta una selección de obra perteneciente a su colección. La muestra tendrá lugar en la primera planta del Centro Botín. Adquiridas en el curso de las últimas décadas, las piezas expuestas ofrecen perspectivas de los artistas a los que la Fundación ha decidido apoyar y con los que ha colaborado a lo largo de ese periodo.

 

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Nortesur, 2, 2018-9

Santander, 1954

Lives and works in New York and Saro (Cantabria)

 

 

Juan Uslé´s painting is based on his urban experience, particularly New York, where he moved in the late eighties. Visual perception, liquid – so mobile and fluid – and light structures and spaces, greatly influenced him, bringing forth a combination of geometric elements and organic elements in his compositions.

 

Juan Uslé works mixing his own colors and applying them by dispersion on canvas, building abstract images from geometric patterns, light and color. In each of his compositions he combines the search of an organization and structure, along with the appearance of the unexpected.

 

The painting of Juan Uslé analyzes, rather than expresses, the origin of his own images based on the urban experience. His practice is based on the interplay between formal antitheses, and so his work is defined as opposing dynamics.