Artist Feature: Will Hutnick

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Will Hutnick is an artist and curator based in Wassaic, New York. Hutnick’s painting and curating life seems to be non-stop and the energy his paintings imbue are a direct and electric result. Will is relentless in his pursuit of making work and creating opportunities for others – this, along with unparalleled interpersonal skills and sensitive articulation sets him apart from the rest.

1. Better Than Before, 2017, acrylic, crayon, paint marker, spray paint and tape on canvas, 72” x 64”

There is a speed to Hutnick’s work but also a sense of patience. He accomplishes this jump successfully by showing a wide array of his formal sensibility with line, color and exquisite mark making. If line were a character in a Will Hutnick film it would win an Oscar. Lines dance, jump, speed up and slow down through his paintings in a way that makes me tap into all sensorial possibilities while not being visually over tired. His marks can be articulated in a way that shows care and patience, and then a fourth of inch over you will see these same lines conjure a different meaning and act with a totally different temperament. This is why his work sings and vibrates in a way that is never predictable but still is streaming the same consciousness over and over again.

1. But We’re Getting Off The Subject, 2016, acrylic, paint marker and spray paint on canvas, 30” x 30”

Hutnick has recently begun making sculptures and this suits his development at the perfect time. Hutnick has not exhausted his two-dimensional resources, but he is benefiting by challenging their execution on two-dimensional paper. Now, they are undulating and wrapping around strangely made papier-mâché sculptures that reference food, body and nature.

1. Entrance Stone, 2017, acrylic, colored pencil, crayon, paint marker, spray paint and tape on canvas, 70” x 58”

Hutnick is currently the residency director at The Wassaic Project in Wassaic, NY and a co-director of Ortega y Gasset Projects in Brooklyn, New York. I have had the pleasure of knowing and working with Will for three years now and am consistently impressed with him on many levels.

1. I’d Do It all Again, 2017, acrylic, ink, paint marker and spray paint on canvas, 84” x 66”

Tongue Tied, 2017, acrylic, paint marker and spray paint on canvas, 46” x 38”

I encourage you to follow Will along and connect with him!

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Tongue Tied, 2017, acrylic, paint marker and spray paint on canvas, 46” x 38”