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New Work - 2021 New Work - 2021 (12 items)
Continuing the Line
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Series: same title, different story Series: same title, different story (10 items)
work in this series are pieces that have been reclaimed &  recomposed into new work from an old painting ... each piece in this series keeps the same title as the past piece, and has been rethought and repainted into a different story ... 

EvolvingStructures2020 EvolvingStructures2020 (5 items)
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Reboot 2019 Reboot 2019 (27 items)
Reboot 2019 represents T. Young's new body of work composed in a cleaner, hard edged painting style.

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Open Series: CANVAS - PRE2019 Open Series: CANVAS - PRE2019 (40 items)

Painting the conversation on canvas
These are paintings completed prior to 2019 and represent a body of work on canvas in abstract expressionism

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Open Series: WOOD Open Series: WOOD (14 items)

Painting the conversation on wood
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Open Series: PAPER Open Series: PAPER (27 items)

Painting the conversation on paper
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Series: Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left (2008) 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 album.

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

He 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 . . .

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Series: Sedona Landscape - 2013 Series: Sedona Landscape - 2013 (5 items)
T. Young - Sedona Landscape
A study in color, energy and movement in nature

Much 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.

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Series: Another Generation 1945-1955 (2010) Series: Another Generation 1945-1955 (2010) (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.

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Shoebox - creating a vision one step at a time (ongoing series) 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 . . .

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Series: 2010 - it's a new decade Series: 2010 - it's a new decade (5 items)
The start of 2010 brings in a new decade . . .
a time of change and a time of discovery

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Series: Color-Movement - 2016 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

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Series:Binary & Infinity-The Infinite Language of Computers 2012 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.

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Rubine Red Art Gallery Rubine Red Art Gallery (29 items)
Making its debut February 13, 2019, Rubine Red Gallery is located in Palm Springs, California.

Rubine Red
It's a color and a pigment.
It's the punch in red paint and lipstick.
It also captures the vibrancy of Palm Springs style.

688 N Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262

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SOLD works SOLD works (125 items)
with so much gratitude, these are the pieces which have found homes with so many amazing collectors of art here in Minnesota and across the country . . .