Thomas Schulte

Juan Uslé: Línea Dolca 2008 - 2018

16 Jan - 27 Feb 2021

Juan Uslé, Lunch Time, NY, 2015 - Habitación Mineral, Benissa, 2018 - Nube Narciso, Berlín, 2015, 2015/2018 3 parts work, pigmented ink, Photo Rag Ultrasmooth 305g Hahnemühle, vinyl dispersion and pigments on canvas 28 x 21 cm | 11 x 8 1/4 in 28 x 15.7 cm | 11 x 6 1/4 in 28 x 15 cm | 11 x 6 in, Edition 2 of 2 + 1 AP
Juan Usle’s fourth solo exhibition at Galerie Thomas Schulte, Línea Dolca 2008 – 2018, Irrefrenable presents an extensive selection of photos, alongside small-scale paintings, spanning ten years of the artist’s career. As part of Uslé’s rich personal archive of images, the photos find coherence through intimate, close-cropped views, angles and framings, which capture subtle, often abstract details from the artist’s encounters and environments, both natural and architectural, private and public. In paintings of similar scale, colors and textures appear distilled from such moments—as essences rather than direct correspondences. Taken as a whole, this body of work highlights Uslé’s long-standing preoccupation with exploring his surroundings through the lens of the camera, and the abstract painterly language that emerges in dialogue with it.