Thomas Hylander’s paintings can be regarded as an archaeological excavation–in both the metaphorical digging into his memory and their physical appearance. The surfaces show the layers of time and a washing and rubbing back to reveal the genesis of the work. With a restless but optimistic belief in the medium's possibilities, Hylander strives to hold on to the feeling and atmosphere of the first glance.
He has had solo shows at Vilma Gold Gallery and Framework Gallery in London and David Risley Gallery and Henningsen Contemporary in Copenhagen. His work has been included in group exhibitions at Jerwood Contemporary Painters and Zabludowicz Collection in London, and Hauser and Wirth in Zurich, among other venues.
Courtesy of David Risley Gallery