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Home, Despite

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Young Shin

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2021

Color paper on canvas

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Dimensions: 76.2cm (H) x 76.2cm (W) x 3.8cm (D) / 30" (H) x 30" (W) x 1.5" (D)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.

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I made this work during the time when I was feeling unsure about the idea of "home," as I noticed mild yet persistent anxieties started to abound surrounding our environments. Thus, throughout creating this painting, I began to question and explore my feeling state of being at home. Ultimately, I concluded that being at home perhaps meant inclusive - even the state of anxiety, uncertainty, and discomfort. In this piece, layers of paper became a lot thicker and lines became bolder as I desired the viewers to linger a little longer and stay pensive about what it means to be at home for them as well.

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Hometown: San Gabriel

Based in: San Gabriel

Born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in Los Angeles, California, Young spent much of her youth surrounded by art, culture and beauty, spending hours at end drawing and painting. Young received a B.A. in Philosophy and a minor in Studio/Visual Arts focusing on oil painting. She continued to follow her love of art and design by receiving her degree in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design and working as a fashion designer in NYC and Chicago.

In her body of work, melding her past experiences and passion together, Young creates abstract paintings using paper – combining elements from art, design, and craft. Technique and process are key as she unearths the essence of a particular theme, an emotion or an idea by peeling away colored paper that was first meticulously built up, applied, layered, and dried. As an artist, Young explores the concept of excavation and unearthing. In particular, she is inspired by the process of peeling and removing intricate layers in order to reveal what is underneath and between. She compares this process of unearthing very much akin to our lives, experiences, emotions, and most importantly, us at our core, as we are composites of different and complicated layers and that the truth is often hidden behind. Through the use of color and texture, she shines light on the beauty, the complexity, and depth that lie above and beneath. Young resides in Los Angeles where she works as a full-time painter.


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