Color paper on canvas
Dimensions: 76.2cm (H) x 61cm (W) x 3.8cm (D) / 30" (H) x 24" (W) x 1.5" (D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
This piece feels very much like minimal art; but, on a closer inspection, viewers can readily see the complicated and heavy texture. I wanted to create a painting that would allow viewers to sense and interpret what it means and what it takes to live "minimal" in this convoluted and complicated contemporary time. In terms of process, I applied many layers of white paper underneath then applied color paper on top as top layers. Once all layers dried, I peeled them off on the top portion of the painting/collage. This piece is made with color paper on canvas.
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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