Interview: Ruben Nusz

Examining color, dimension and the bigger picture with the Minneapolis-based artist's new show

by Mason Riddle “Severed Hues”currently on view at Minneappolis’ Weinstein Galleryhas prompted a lot of people to reconsider color, abstraction and illusionistic space. To create his modestly scaled paintings, Ruben Nusz brandishes a brush loaded with saturated huesvivid and mutedto explore his idiosyncratic ideas of color theory. (In case the tromp loeil effects have, indeed, fooled your eyes; the mats and frames are pure paint.) …

Miami Art Week 2013: Folded, Rippled and Melted

Our highlights of non-traditional shapes across sculpture and painting

Whether angled or oozing, wave-like or crumpled, shapes in art and design have always stepped beyond the boundaries of traditional form. During our recent exploration of art in Miami, a few works caught our attention, and also begged to be touched. While we actually couldn’t poke at any of the pieces, we were intrigued by their uncommon structure, the processes behind them and their sensory …

Miami Art Week 2013: Color Chaos

Our highlight of work that utilizes the power of color to overturn structure

There are over 16 million noted colors and artists have long sought to capture several—if not most—of them. Even Pantone’s GEO system is composed of 2,058 new solid colors. Options are limitless, combinations even more so. Across last week’s art adventures in Miami, we crossed expressive uses of the spectrum that defied structure, and even redefined it. Chinese artist Liu Wei‘s “Liberation No. 1” (2013) …