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Untitled #1, 1995 by John Young

Untitled #1, Spring 1995 - Autumn 1996

oil on canvas

183 x 183 cm




THE SQUARE PAINTINGS
1996 – present


Nearest to all things is that power which fashions their being.
Next to us the grandest laws are continually being executed.
Next to us is not the workman whom we have hired, with whom
we love so well to talk, but the workman whose work we are.


Henry David Thoreau
Walden


"These works are framed neither in the traditional western (horizontal) or the Chinese (vertical) landscape formats. Young works, or reworks, the modernist 6 x 6ft square (now imbued with high realism not abstraction) to operate at a sublime resting point – an intersection between east and west, modernist and traditional painting…The works are intended to be timeless and placeless – a sense of relief and harmony for a few quiet moments."

Jennifer P. Brown
2007