Icons, Russell Young

6 January - 5 February 2020

Growing up in Yorkshire in the seventies, Young was inspired by the iconic Hollywood movies he would watch with his father, getting wrapped up in the stories of America and falling in love with the superstars on screen.

Young remains true to his medium, screen-printing on the same printer originally used by cultural icon and Pop Artist Andy Warhol. Young describes the physical process of screen-printing as being a traditional method of making art, previously used for mass advertising and eventually popularised by Warhol. Young began to experiment with diamond dust in 2007, having been drawn to the opulence of the light shimmering off the multi-faceted glass. Each of these original, hand-pulled works combined screen-printing on linen with diamond dust to capture a sense of glamour and beauty.

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