artist bio

Love what you do

Art is simply the expression of ones love.


artist bio

August Young grew up on Long Island, New York and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. His passion for the arts began long ago when he was a child.

After many years of pen and ink drawings and painting with watercolors, Young moved forward, experimenting with abstracts in oil with various mediums including cold wax, encaustics, and impasto. Creating texture brought a new set of challenges and adventures. Each new abstract cold wax painting would hide colors that would need to be physically uncovered in each new painting to bring it to life layer by layer. This pushed him to expand his horizons and tap into new areas of painting he had not yet explored. There was an obvious freedom and personal expression with abstraction and it was then that he really began to excel.  He was deeply interested in the effects of color, texture and the emotional response to strong composition and design. By removing the representational and creating something that told a story without an observational subject matter was very exciting.

Today, Young’s work is a bold mix of styles, ranging from minimal to sleek and contemporary to weathered and organic. He brings a subtle and sophisticated feel to his paintings through a unique balance of color, composition, and texture. His work is featured in private collections worldwide.

artist statement

My intent when creating my artwork is to breathe a part of my life into the work. My journey along the years has made me realize there is more to life then verbal or physical interactions between others. As I create my visual explanations of my inner thoughts on the canvas I enter almost a trance of the yesteryear’s to pull from those emotions I have endured. When I create it’s a love affair between my present and my past that is portrayed on the canvas. I hope the viewers capture and encompass the feelings of the emotions that go into my works. Timing is everything when revisiting a painting that is unfinished as I must connect with the piece first to the state of emotion I had last when working with it. It’s an emotional dance between animate and inanimate objects. My only wish is for the viewer to connect to the same state of emotion I had when creating the piece. When the viewer and I connect on the same emotional level only then do I know I have succeeded in my creation.

Thank you for following my journey!

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