John Young joins Arc One - Art Collector

John Young, Flight and Return (Winter 2010), 2010. Digital print and oil on linen, 160 x 130cm. Courtesy: the artist and Arc One Gallery, Melbourne

16 October 2013 | Noted painter and sculptor John Young has just joined the stable of Arc One Gallery in Melbourne.

Young was born in Hong Kong, held his first solo exhibition in Ireland and studied in Sydney. Now based in Melbourne, his practice revolves around a bi-cultural viewpoint focused on transcultural humanitarianism and frameworks of representation.

Young was awarded the Australia Council Visual Arts Fellowship for established artists in 2012 to research the past two centuries of Australia's Chinese diaspora. This research will inform his Shared Territory project that will include multimedia installations of paintings, large-scale texts and film.

John Young, The Bonhoeffer Concept, installation view, 2011. Courtesy: the artist and Arc One Gallery, Melbourne

Concurrently, Young is also working on a large scale monument situated in the City of Ballarat in Victoria. This public monument will be the first work in the region to acknowledge the Chinese people's historic contribution to the area, especially during the nineteenth and early twentieth century.

His works are held in key national, state and university collections across Australia. They are also in the United Nations Collection in New York, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, and M+ Museum in Hong Kong. Arc One Gallery will officially welcome Young with a soiree to be held in mid November.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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