Alan Young: New Works - Art Collector

Alan Young, ‘Three’, 2018. Acrylic and oil stick on canvas, 56 x 71cm. Courtesy: the artist and Colville Gallery, Hobart.

An artist of colour and portraiture, Young gained Masters Degree 2005 and has had outstanding exhibition profile with inclusion in numerous awards.

Extract from Chris Arneaud-Clarke 2018 essay:

The lines Young paints are not exactly contours, but rather dashed or inflated strokes of colour. His forms don't delimit coloured areas but are themselves subject to coloristic tensions. Where an intense red meets a bright green, we get a purely differential horizon: not a boundary that encloses space, but an almost hallucinatory vibration. This might explain why many of his figures seem to look out at us with such consternation. Unable to fix their place in relation to others, their mask-like faces solicit us like a string of anxious questions: "Am I a house?", "Is my boyfriend a chair?" …

Exhibition opens: 3–5pm Sunday 29 July 2018
Exhibition closes: 7 August 2018
Location: Colville Gallery 91 Salamanca Pl, Hobart TAS
Phone: +61 3 62244 088


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