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Untitled No. 20

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Untitled No. 20

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Young Shin

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2019

Color paper on canvas

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Dimensions: 40.6cm (H) x 50.8cm (W) x 3.8cm (D) / 16" (H) x 20" (W) x 1.5" (D)

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

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I make abstract paintings with paper. I am inspired to create paintings with minimalist undertone with simple lines and geometric shapes, juxtaposed with heavy and intense texture from paper debris in order to convey a sense of space, stillness and serenity as well as the accompanying intensity that exists just below the surface. In order to reveal this duality, my process entails applying several layers of paper on to canvas, and peel and sand them down once the surface dries. When the process is complete, the painting is left with a misty and hazy surface marked by large geometric shapes and lines with rich fiber and texture. As a result, my work reveals an archeological quality as one can visibly sense layers having been built and destroyed, revealing what is underneath.

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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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