b. 1959, York, United Kingdom
Known for his bold, iconic, silkscreen paintings of pop imagery turned upon themselves to explore the nature of American celebrity, Russell Young’s ground breaking screenprint renditions present a visual journey that bares witness to both the excess and ambition that has helped shape the American Dream. A brooding and sometimes brutal celebration of the characters and events that glamorize and chastise in equal measure, his artworks set out to both assert and challenge our perception and understanding of what it means to be an American in the 21st century. His body of work includes painting, screen printing, sculpture, installations and film and he has shown in galleries and museums in London, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Tokyo, Singapore, New York, Detroit, Miami and Los Angeles.