Juan Uslé

Juan Uslé (Santander, Spain, 1954) is one of the most important painters in Spain of the late eighties. From that moment on, he has captured the art critics attention in the international scene.

Uslé's painting explores the power of a renewed abstraction concerned about the analysis of reality, its fragmentation and contradictions. During the eighties, his art develops from an abstract expressionism influenced by de Kooning to the representation of marine landscapes. In the late eighties he moved to New York. In this moment, he gives up the expressionism for adopting a style characterized by colourful and geometrical paintings. His art includes a wide range of historical and artistic references, as well as sensory or mental impressions.

His work forms part of museums and public collections such as Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris, France), Colección Los Bragales (Santander), Colección de Arte Contemporáneo “La Caixa” (Barcelona, Spain), MNCARS Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (Madrid, Spain), Musée d'Art Moderne (Luxemburg, Luxemburg), Moderna Museet (Stockholm, Sweden), Museum Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), Staatsgalerie Moderner Kunst (Munich, Germany) and Tate Modern (London, United Kingdom).