PROJECTS

HISTORY PROJECTS

ABSTRACT PAINTINGS

FAIRWEATHER TRANSFORMATIONS

SPECTRUM

STORM RESURRECTION

HOMAGE

VEILS

PASSAGES

EMPATHY

NAÏVE AND SENTIMENTAL PAINTINGS

NORTHERN SONG

PILGRIMAGE TO THE MODERN

THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW

THE AMBIENT SERIES

SURVEY EXHIBITIONS

PAINTING SERIES

DOUBLE GROUND PAINTINGS

EARLY WORKS

ABSTRACT PAINTINGS

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Naïve and Sentimental Paintings I and II, 2006 by John Young

Naïve and Sentimental Paintings I and II, 2006

Sherman Galleries Sydney, installation view




ABSTRACT PAINTINGS
2006 – present


"Young’s studio process in generating these images is specific and considered. Thousands of found images – including stock photographs, landscapes and nudes – are fed into a computer, which applies predetermined Photoshop filters through batch processing. The ‘automatic’ composites that result are then assessed and selections made: ‘The choice of an image to paint, out of thousands blindly transformed by the computer, relies on a certain sentiment.’ This emotive variable, the resonance that catches the artist’s eye, is, according to Young, intended to deliver ‘abstracted works for an age that prides itself in forgetfulness’."

Kit Wise
2008