Dylan Hurwitz

By working from observation at traditionally gay beaches, Dylan Hurwitz creates paintings that oscillate between landscape, figure, and abstraction. For Hurwitz, the relative remoteness of these beaches is integral to how they function as queer gathering spaces, inspiring him to create his open-ended depictions of the land and people via empty dunes and close-up views, respectively. He even crops his compositions in ways that combine the human form with a landscape while pushing them close to pure abstraction. As such, segments of figures transform into undulating dunes, with body hairs resembling grass, creating a fluid interchange of references.


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