Nathan Hylden was born in 1978 in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. He lives and works in Los Angeles U.S.A. His work deals with issues of temporality and also with the idea of rationality related to the creative act in itself. Playing with codes similar to those that can be met in the cinematographic industry, his pieces are produced as series and follow a very strict creative process. Starting with images of his studio silkscreened on large aluminum plaques, the pieces are then piled up to receive an allotted quantity of white paint, applied by spray or brush. Even though they are linked to each other, each tells a particular story and brandishes its own particular density. Each painting thus becomes the symbolic resumé of a particular point in time during an evolution dictated only by sequence.
Nathan Hylden’s work has recently been shown at the Kunstverein Hamburg on occasion of an exhibition called Meanwhile as well as at the Palais de Tokyo during Nouvelles vagues. His work has also been shown on occasion of L’Origine des Choses in Brussels, Lost in L.A. – an art exhibition & experience at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery and Minimal Myth at the Boijmans in Rotterdam.