John Young

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03 Apr 2008 - 25 May 2008

This exhibition includes paintings from John Young's most recent body of works entitled Naive and Sentimental Paintings.

Young’s works are visually seductive, intellectually engaging and highly evocative. The arrangements of images exist as metaphors and similes prompting consideration of the similarities and differences between Western and East Asian characteristics and frameworks of representation.

Young is known for the employment of digital imaging in his paintings and for his engagement with mediums of mass visual reproduction. Original images are channelled through computer programs: blurred and randomness embraced in the collaging of images. Seemingly in contrast, his employment of studio assistants simultaneously resuscitates the intimate craft of oil painting.

Free Artist Talk - Friday 4 April 9.30am

Against the backdrop of this exhibition of his recent work please join the artist for a talk about his practice followed by morning tea. RSVP essential (08) 9218 4540.

John Young was born in Hong Kong and moved to Australia in 1967. Since his first exhibition in 1979, he has exhibited extensively with his works being shown in major exhibitions both in Australia and abroad, at institutions including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and major public galleries and institutions through out the world. His works are included in many private and corporate collections, and he is also represented in the collections of all major public galleries and museums in Australia.

John Young has held more than 50 solo exhibitions and over 150 group exhibitions. A large survey exhibition covering 27 years of works was held at the Tarrawara Museum of Art, Victoria in 2005/2006 and a major monograph published by Craftsman House, Thames and Hudson to coincide with this show. He currently lives in Melbourne with his partner, Kate Mizrahi and two children, Jasper and Charlotte Persia. John Young is represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery. All images courtesy of the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery

2.<strong> John Young </strong>, <em>Figure study XXXIV</em>, Autumn 2004<br>digital print and oil on linen, 89 x 139 cm <br>$20 000 1.<strong> John Young </strong>, <em> Pilgrimage to the Modern II</em>, Winter 2007<br>oil on linen, 68.5 x 81.5 cm <br>$13 000 3.<strong> John Young </strong>, <em>Figure study XXX</em>, Autumn 2004<br>digital print and oil on linen, 89 x 139 cm <br>$20 000
2. John Young , Figure study XXXIV , Autumn 2004
digital print and oil on linen, 89 x 139 cm
$20 000
1. John Young , Pilgrimage to the Modern II , Winter 2007
oil on linen, 68.5 x 81.5 cm
$13 000
3. John Young , Figure study XXX , Autumn 2004
digital print and oil on linen, 89 x 139 cm
$20 000
4.<strong> John Young </strong>, <em> Pilgrimage to the Modern I</em>, Winter 2007<br>oil on linen, 68.5 x 81.5 cm <br>$13 000 5.<strong> John Young </strong>, <em> The Day After Tomorrow II</em>, Winter 2007<br>oil on linen, 203 x 350 cm <br>$70 000 6.<strong> John Young </strong>, <em>Return, via New Paths II</em>, Winter 2007<br>digital print and oil on linen, 149.6 x 235.8 cm <br>$40 000
4. John Young , Pilgrimage to the Modern I , Winter 2007
oil on linen, 68.5 x 81.5 cm
$13 000
5. John Young , The Day After Tomorrow II , Winter 2007
oil on linen, 203 x 350 cm
$70 000
6. John Young , Return, via New Paths II , Winter 2007
digital print and oil on linen, 149.6 x 235.8 cm
$40 000
7.<strong> John Young </strong>, <em> The New Naturalism</em>, Spring 2003<br>digital print and oil on linen, 212 x 158 cm <br>$40 000 8.<strong> John Young </strong>, <em> The Return</em>, Winter 2005<br>digital print and oil on linen, 207 x 150.5 cm <br>$38 000 9.<strong> John Young </strong>, <em> Naive and Sentimental Painting VII</em>, Autumn/Winter 2007<br>oil on linen, 203 x 270 cm <br>$55 000
7. John Young , The New Naturalism , Spring 2003
digital print and oil on linen, 212 x 158 cm
$40 000
8. John Young , The Return , Winter 2005
digital print and oil on linen, 207 x 150.5 cm
$38 000
9. John Young , Naive and Sentimental Painting VII , Autumn/Winter 2007
oil on linen, 203 x 270 cm
$55 000
10.<strong> John Young </strong>, <em>Adam and Eve with Pomegranate</em>, Autumn 2004<br>digital print and oil on linen, 273 x 197.5 cm <br>$60 000 11.<strong> John Young </strong>, <em> Naive and Sentimental Painting VIII</em>, Autumn/Winter 2007<br>oil on linen, 203 x 270 cm <br>$55 000 <strong> John Young </strong>, <em>Day Dream</em>, 2005<br>digital print and oil on linen, 179.5 x 150 cm <br>$36 000
10. John Young , Adam and Eve with Pomegranate , Autumn 2004
digital print and oil on linen, 273 x 197.5 cm
$60 000
11. John Young , Naive and Sentimental Painting VIII , Autumn/Winter 2007
oil on linen, 203 x 270 cm
$55 000
John Young , Day Dream , 2005
digital print and oil on linen, 179.5 x 150 cm
$36 000
<strong> John Young </strong>, <em>Fundamental Painting II</em>, Winter 2005<br>oil on linen, 125 x 155 cm <br>$30 000 <strong> John Young </strong>, <em>Kulu V</em>, Autumn 2007<br>oil on linen, 150 x 120 cm <br>$33 000  
John Young , Fundamental Painting II , Winter 2005
oil on linen, 125 x 155 cm
$30 000
John Young , Kulu V , Autumn 2007
oil on linen, 150 x 120 cm
$33 000