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The artist painted this image onsite to celebrate the landscape and the people he spends time with and meets there. For this series, Hurwitz painted alongside Teufelssee, a lake in Berlin. The places he chooses to paint are often hidden or removed from everyday life, which gets echoed within his partially obscured subjects. Hurwitz uses unusual scale, texture, and color shifts to blur distinctions between the body, landscape, and pure abstraction, serving as a metaphor for legibility and visibility in art and life.
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① Artwork:

Leg view (Teufelssee)

The artist painted this image onsite to celebrate the landscape and the people he spends time with and meets there. For this series, Hurwitz painted alongside Teufelssee, a lake in Berlin. The places he chooses to paint are often hidden or removed from everyday life, which gets echoed within his partially obscured subjects. Hurwitz uses unusual scale, texture, and color shifts to blur distinctions between the body, landscape, and pure abstraction, serving as a metaphor for legibility and visibility in art and life.

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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12 inches
9 inches

③ Artist:

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.

Dylan Hurwitz was born in 1989 and lives in Brooklyn, NY. He received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI (2019) and his BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston at Tufts University in Medford, MA (2013).

Hurwitz has mounted solo and two-person exhibitions at Auxier Kline in New York City, NY (2023); The Cabin LA in Los Angeles, CA (2022); Freight+Volume in New York City, NY (2022); and Auxier Kline in New York City, NY (2021).

He has participated in group shows such as Beach at Nino Mier in New York City, NY (2023); First Impressions ​at Room57 in New York City, NY (2023); Sense of Place at Space Ten in Los Angeles, CA (2023); Intimacy at Galerie Fuchs in Stuttgart, Germany (2023); It’s a Queer World at the Leslie-Lohman Project Space in New York City, NY (2022); and Call It Winter at the National Arts Club in New York City, NY (2021); among others.

Dylan Hurwitz:
Leg view (Teufelssee), 2023
Oil on canvas
9.0 × 12.0 inches /