Nathan Hylden -- Untitled


Acrylic and collage on paper
Comes in custom frame with museum glass as pictured
11 x 8.5

The disassociative confusion of the early pandemic is captured by Nathan Hylden's untitled works on paper. Juxtaposing luminous brushstrokes with images of hands cropped from newspapers, these works complicate narrative coherence and raise the suggestion of political proclamation. Created shortly after the emergence of COVID-19, these woks are a reminder of how swiftly the virus mandated changes in our behaviors and perceptions.

Nathan Hylden (b. 1978, Fergus Falls, MN) earned his Master of Fine Arts from the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. He is an abstract painter who focuses on rigorous conceptual processes with philosophical underpinnings, like cause and effect, emptiness and meaning. He became known for taking the pre-condition of the canvas as the starting point for his enigmatic paintings. Hylden is in the permanent collections at the Whitney Museum of Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Recent exhibits include Nathan Hylden, Hakgojae Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 2019; For Now And So, Misako & Rosen, Tokyo, Japan, 2018; and So Doing, Galerie Art Concept, Paris, France, 2018.

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