Contemporary Art | New York

Contemporary Art | New York

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Works from A Prominent New York Collection


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Lot Details


Works from A Prominent New York Collection


b. 1954


vinyl and pigment on canvas, laid down on wood

60 by 96 in. (152.4 by 243.8 cm.)

Executed in 1995. 

Robert Miller Gallery, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner

“I think that I begin these paintings looking for silence. And the mechanism, this form of making them, speaks to me from pure necessity. I feel a necessity to make these paintings, as if it were a ritual, the reciting of a prayer: fusing calm and action, trying not to think, listening to my body. Making them is like filling the world with silence, from the void, in order to also signify at least one sufficiently large, generous space, chosen for that purpose. It’s like a cleansing exercise, to seek emptiness, guided by a biological reference point. Perhaps I make them because we see too impurely, and we are sometimes tormented by images. We are so overloaded with images that we breathe, we live more and more inside a neural Times Square.” 

(Juan Uslé, quoted in “Juan Uslé with John Yau,” The Brooklyn Rail, April 2011, p. 35)