Nathan Hylden

b. 1978, Fergus Falls, MN, USA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, USA


Nathan Hylden
Nathan Hylden, Untitled, 2012



Paintings simultaneously exist as both image and material, something that is immediately apparent in Nathan Hylden's stark, semi-abstract aesthetic. These paintings are deliberately repetitive and produced quickly, often using paint washes, spray-painting, and print. Working on multiple canvases at the same time, Hylden alters his process slightly for each individual work and leaves the results untouched. The subtle differences between each image serve as evidence of the artist's hand despite his otherwise restrained approach. The immediate similarities between each image provide added emphasis to the gestural qualities of their making. As a result, Hylden's artwork draws equal attention to both the artistic process and its final affect.