Dylan Vandenhoeck’s paintings examine the bodily experience of perception through techniques of layering and optical distortions. The artist frequently paints en plein air, which means painting directly from life outside the studio; Vandenhoeck will then add additional details recalled from memory once he returns to his workspace. The resulting compositions are explorations of how seeing and experiencing necessarily require viewers to be embedded in their world.
Dylan Vandenhoeck was born in 1990. The artist received a BFA from The Cooper Union in New York City in 2012 and an MFA in Visual Art from Columbia University in New York City in 2017.
Solo exhibitions of Vandenhoeck’s work include: Reality Show at Matthew Brown in Los Angeles, California (2021); and What Do You See When You Close Your Eyes and Nod Yes? at Jack Barrett in New York City (2020).
Group exhibitions that have shown Vandenhoeck’s work have taken place at: High Art in Paris, France; Downs & Ross in New York City; Office Baroque at Art Brussels in Belgium; The FLAG Art Foundation in New York City; and Klaus Von Nichtssagend Gallery in New York City.
Vandenhoeck was a recipient of the 2017 Rema Hort Mann Emerging Artist Grant and most recently was a fellow in Shandaken: Projects' “Paint School," a color discussion group.
Vandenhoeck’s work is in the collection of the X Museum in Beijing, China.
Vandenhoeck is represented by Jack Barrett in New York City, where the artist also lives and works.