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George Young

The Art Stable is delighted to be presenting the fifth solo exhibition of the work of George Young.   In his new show, a series of paintings featuring people, places or objects with which he has great familiarity, the artist wants to pinpoint the essence of his subject. In these bold, hard hitting works he seeks the third dimension, he captures presence and personality. This work continues the direction that Young began before the last exhibition and marks a departure from his earlier paintings which were marked by a hazy, other-worldliness, the paintings sometimes left unfinished to create a sense of detachment, a fleeting moment. Young says: ‘Everything I’m painting at the moment is from my own experience…I want to slow down the process of looking and recording. Painting is protracted and the time it takes creates something complicated and immediate - things and shapes begin to have characters.“ His paintings are given clarity through delineation and a flattened-out plan like approach.  George Young grew up in Durweston, Dorset and now lives in Brixton. Since his MA at the Royal College of Art, Young has showed in London, New York, Los Angeles, Brussels and Stockholm as well as four previous solo exhibitions at the Art Stable.