Ruben Nusz's Color Theory
In Search of a Unified Color Theory is the title of Susannah Schouweiler's review of Ruben Nusz's exhibition at Weinstein Gallery.
Schouweiler writes ...Specifically, he’s looking to disentangle color theory from the constraints of physical pigment, which have dominated the field since Isaac Newton......But what you see — the nested boxes, the frame surrounding and “drape” enshrouding them, the sharply raised borders delineating edges of distinct, constituent sections — is nothing more than paint on canvas. The sense of movement, depth, and shadow, the illusion of separable parts — it’s all masterfully executed trompe l’oeil....Come closer, and with every step the forms inside the “frame” flatten, the shadows revealed to be cast at impossible angles. The illusion crumbles incrementally as you approach. more
|Ruben Nusz, “Severed Hue (Orange)” (2013), acrylic on canvas, 22” x 18” (courtesy Weinstein Gallery)|
|Installation view, “Ruben Nusz: Severed Hues” at Weinstein Gallery (image courtesy the artist)|
|Ruben Nusz, “The Language of the Listening Eye” (2013), acrylic on canvas, 22” x 18” |
(courtesy Weinstein Gallery)