Russell Young is best known for compelling, larger-than-life silkscreen paintings appropriated from recent history and popular culture. Alluding to the great Pop artists of the past, he reinvents bold, sometimes brutal imagery while bearing witness to the ambition and glamorous excesses of twenty-first-century America.
‘His large silkscreen paintings of popular culture evidence a creative individual steeped in contemporary glamour, his work expressive of the shock and awe of fame, or those in close proximity to its glare and grit.’
Alluding to the great Pop artists of past and present, Young reinvents bold, sometimes brutal imagery turned upon itself in alienation and entrapment while bearing witness to the ambition and glamorous excesses of 21st-century America. Young's artistic output embraces painting, screenprinting, sculpture, installations, and film. As his art evolves, the darks become darker, the lights bigger and brighter.