Dylan Wilde

San Diego based artist Dylan Wilde is best known for his dreamlike landscapes and domestic interiors, exploring intimacy and distance through experimentation, process and painting. He utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to navigate queer experiences in Southern California’s desert and coastal landscapes.

Born in Orange County, California in 1987, Wilde was raised in San Diego from the age of three. He is currently finishing a B.F.A. in Studio Arts at University of California San Diego.

This selection of work explores isolation (whether self induced or due to global pandemic) and domestic spaces through abstracted horizons. Window like elements ground the viewer somewhere outside the realm of the tangible, placing them within a series of frames and windows. Ultimately, the two worlds blend, falling somewhere between the domestic and public spheres. Through color field paintings, Wilde reimagines abstract expressionism and California’s Light and Space movement as realms for radical tenderness and queer futurity, drawing upon the writings of José Esteban Muñoz.

Untitled (Windows), 2019
Untitled (Open Window), 2020
Untitled (Horizon 1), 2020
Untitled (Horizon 2), 2020
Untitled (Horizon 3), 2020