purple NEWS purple FASHION Magazine : S/S 2013 issue 19
text by JULIANA BALESTIN
portrait by ALEXIS DAHAN
With a career spanning over 40 years, Israeli artist Joshua Neustein — who lives and works between New York and Tel Aviv — continues to demonstrate his mastery of subversive Post-Minimalism. Most recently at New York’s Untitled Gallery, Neustein’s slit canvases, folded papers and jutting wooden stretchers confounded the integrity of construction. The artist’s economy of material does not limit the depth of his content. Each work is a meditation on the uncertainty of shape, reflecting perspectives both local and global. Neustein revisits and deconstructs certain formal components in order to expose an ongoing narrative of authority versus rebellion. Ultimately, the artist’s work contains both the wisdom of experience and the freshness of an open mind.