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| ||EvolvingStructures2020 |
EvolvingStructures2020 - New & Continuing Work by T. Young
This is T. Young's ongoing series of work carried on from Reboot2019
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Opening scheduled for March 28, 2020 - during Northrup King Nights 6-10pm
the work continues throughout 2020 with new work being added as completed
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| ||Reboot 2019 (33 items)|
Reboot 2019 - New Work by T. Young
| ||Series: Grey Matter (ongoing series) (25 items)|
This Series started in 20018 and is ongoing . . .
medical terms, grey matter is a type of neural tissue which is found in
the brain and spinal cord. Simply, the purpose of gray matter is to pass along
sensory input, gathering information from the sensory organs and other
gray matter cells and ensuring that it gets where it needs to go. I’m not in the medical field, nor am I an authority
on the topic of grey matter, I basically am using the term “grey matter”
to describe this body of work whereby shades of grey along with the use of color dance on my canvas as it stimulates the mind to think.
For this project I have decided to work on many different surfaces such as, exposed RC photo paper, board, papers, canvas and wood. I continue to use my main mediums of acrylics and oil pastel and on occasion I add a little bit of this-n-that
thrown in for interest. Grey Matter continues to be a work in progress, one that may never know an end and one that generally leads me to an unknown place as I allow each piece to take on its own identity.
| ||Series:Binary & Infinity-The Infinite Language of Computers 2012 (14 items)|
Binary & Infinity – The Infinite Language of Computers
So much of what we do in our lives is based upon mathematical computations, equations or theories – Even art is based on math! Language which is a system created of formalized symbols, signs, sounds or gestures in order to communicate needs, wants, story, direction, etc. has been developed from the earliest use of hieroglyphs, verbal and nonverbal communication and has evolved through the centuries in a structured, thought out way. Computer language is just another variation of a language and another method in the vast number of ways humanity communicates in our world. The idea of combining numbers and language based on computers in an art series was interesting to me. I decided to translate and use a word, phrase or saying as a binary number or code in each painting. Binary code, simply defined is a way of representing text or computer processor instructions by the use of the binary number system's two-binary digits 0 and 1. This is accomplished by assigning a bit string to each particular symbol or instruction. A binary string of eight binary digits (bits) can represent any of 256 possible values and can therefore correspond to a variety of different symbols, letters or instructions. For example, this is the lowercase "a" as represented by the bit string 01100001. I also decided to incorporate circles within the painting which allowed the graphic design structure to stand out and create a graphic effect. These circles would represent the infinity symbol (∞). Infinity refers to something without any limit. The idea of combining the term and symbol of infinity into this project seemed natural as infinity is a concept relevant in a number of fields, predominantly mathematics and physics. Binary code is mathematical and the technology behind computers and what they represent in history; past, present and future is without limit. This project is both simplistic and complicated. The graphic design is simple as it is based on an artistic level; which is easier to relate or identify with. Computer coding (computer science), is a bit more complicated and harder to define or even understand in simple terms; this language works behind the scenes and is not as transparent, definable or interpretable in a manner that most language is. I wanted this series to present in a simple manner with artistic design but also wanted to draw attention to this hidden, often complicated language that is used on a daily basis.
I started sketching and laying out my idea for this series in March 2012 and completed a total of 14 paintings in seven months. These paintings are in a variety of sizes, the smallest being 8x8 inches and the largest is 30x30 inches. The color scheme of each painting is based largely on a monochromatic color system in varying degrees of gray and black hues, which represents the lack of color in digital programming. I’ve incorporated a bit of color such as red, blue, purple, green, gold, silver or white for additional texture as a way to separate particular parts (partitions) of the painting from one another and give the painting a greater depth. The background is in flat gray and has a faint splattered effect to give imagination to a dropping or trickling of computer symbols or coding in the background. I used ink for all the drawing and incorporated additional items, mixed media into each painting.
I’ve attached cutouts of glossy red circles to depict strength or power. I used parts of portable digital storage such as the inside of a 5.25 inch floppy disk (1976), the inside portion of a mini disk (1992) and the traditional CD-ROM (released in the U.S. in 1983). These parts were used to symbolize one of the many ways that data would be recorded, saved and be portable. Each piece is signed with my signature T.Young in written form and in ASCII code, the decimal equivalent of the binary number (84 46 89 111 117 110 103), ASCII is an acronym for American Standard Code for Information Interchange and is another type of coding scheme used in computer science. All paintings are framed in a black float frame which represents confinement and gives structure or organization to each painting.
The project, a bit geeky allowed me the opportunity to create something artistic using my knowledge and fascination of computers and to visually capture what has become so common place in our society. One can look at this body of work and think as deeply or superficially as desired – for me, it’s meant to be nothing more than a way of expressing how I see and feel about math, computer science, technology, language and how it fits into my life in an a creative, artistic manner. The past explorer’s of computer science and their influence and discoveries are deeply rooted and entwined in our culture – it is an infinite journey to say the least.
| ||Series: Color-Movement - 2016 (42 items)|
A series of paintings. All Movements within a section of thought:
A: Space, Life & Earth
B: Emotions & Senses
C: Harmony & Spirit
| ||Series: Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left (2008) (8 items)|
The paintings in this series have been inspired by the memory of musician Nick Drake and in particular his album Five Leaves Left which
was recorded in 1969. I started this series in
2008, and it is my intent to complete a painting for each of the 10 songs from this
I find Nick Drake's music happy, sad, powerful, mystical, healing,
inspiring and insightful. One particular verse I like is from his song 'Cello Song': (here are some of those words)
So forget this cruel world
Where I belong
I’ll just sit and wait
And sing my song
And if one day you should see me in the crowd
Lend a hand and lift me
To your place in the cloud
suffered from depression and insomnia throughout his life, and these
topics were often reflected in his lyrics. Upon completion of his third
album, 1972's Pink Moon, he withdrew from both live performance and
recording, retreating to his parents' home in rural Warwickshire. On
November 25, 1974, Drake died from an overdose of a
prescribed antidepressant; he was 26 years old.
These paintings are in memory of Nick Drake . . .
| ||Series: Sedona Landscape - 2013 (5 items)|
Young - Sedona Landscape
study in color, energy and movement in nature
is said about Sedona both in the beauty that it emits and the spiritual energy
it is said to exude. Both are true, the beautiful red-rocks are awe-inspiring
and spiritually energetic. The delicious colors seem to filter and dance
through the sun showing off its stunning red-orange, cyan and verdigris colors
as breezes move and whip through the miles of peaks and valleys, like children playing
on a playground. This mountain desert backdrop is customized as the sun changes
its position in the sky – the colors become deeper or lighter, more vibrant or
quieter depending on the time of day. I have to admit, my visit to Sedona was
in part out of some curiosity about the theories of the Vortex in Sedona –
perhaps I was anticipating some kind of awakening or worldly revelation. As I quickly
discovered, the beauty of the Red Rocks and unique vegetation that lie in the
Coconino Forest made this New Age theory a distant and less relevant one. I did experience an unexplainable vision and
sensation as I looked over the ledge of the canyon to view this splendor – it was
breathtaking and this vision did indeed awaken an inner spirit. Was this the
result of a Vortex or was this the result of swelling emotions after seeing
something so grand that even my mind’s eye had been tricked. My encounter was indeed
a spiritual one, but not in the way I had imagined it would be. Looking at and
taking in this landscape, allowing myself to image the unseen or unknown forces
that carved and created this magnificent sculpture left me speechless, peaceful
and awakened. I was unsure if I was going to paint from my experience, but
after reflecting on my day in this Red Rock palace I found I desired to do just
that. These paintings reflect my day journey to the Red Rock Country of
Arizona’s northwestern high desert region. And is my way of paying homage to all
the beauty and wonderment this magical place gifted me from dawn to dusk on
that single day.
| ||Series: Another Generation 1945-1955 (2014) (7 items)|
This is a series of abstract paintings as I envisioned abstract
art between 1945-1955. I loved the color, movement and texture of this era
of abstract expressionist style works, so I decided to paint as if I
were in that time from the perspective of the time I am in now . . . blending a past and a present.
| ||Shoebox - creating a vision one step at a time (ongoing series) (5 items)|
I conceived the idea to paint on shoe-boxes when I was getting ready to put them
in the recycling. I thought the cardboard and paper had a cool feel and
would be great to paint on. I tear some of the outer cardboard off the
boxes to reveal the corrugated texture below. I continue to use my 2
favorite mediums, acrylic paint and oil pastel.
Creating a vision - one step at a time . . .
| ||Rubine Red Art Gallery (32 items)|
Making its debut on February 13, 2019, Rubine Red Gallery
is a new gallery located in Palm Springs, California.
What is Rubine Red? It's a color and a pigment.
It's the punch in red paint and lipstick.
It's why a ruby is rare and be-speckles Dorothy's slippers.
It also captures the vibrancy in Palm Springs mid-century style.
688 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262