Martes (Tuesday)

Juan Uslé

Hazas de Cesto, Cantabria, Spain, 1954
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    Pigments, vinyl and oil on canvas
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    245 x 245 cm
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In 1991, the year in which the painting Tuesday was made, Juan Uslé’s artistic practice underwent a change following a two-year spell in New York.  For the artist, the lure of this city came through the work of artists with a decisive influence on the history of painting after the Second World War. This first-hand experience led Uslé to begin using intense colours, to alternate between expression and geometry, austerity and the Baroque — characteristics which are all present in this work.