D.M.I #1 Summer, 2000-2001
John Young (Born 1956)
digital scan and oil on canvas
138 x 88.5cm
titled, dated and inscribed verso / assisted by / Amanda Marburg / W. Breen
Provenance: Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne
Literature: John Young / [text, Carolyn Barnes, William Wright]. Craftsman House, 2005, bibliographical reference with illustration p.248
0419 540 162
John Young is known for his process of painting over layered digital photographic prints on canvas. His acclaimed works have been called "photo-paintings" and often bring together diverse source material such as images from gardening books, landscapes, nude photography, still life pictures and movie stills. These images are deliberately cropped to remind us of their origins as photographs - frustrating our desire to see the whole scene. He has consistently engaged with traditional painting in the age of photography and the media of mass visual reproduction. When he first deployed digital imaging technologies in the 1990s in his 'Double Ground' series, he pioneered the possibilities of Photoshop for a new hybrid kind of painting.
John Young Zerunge is a Hong Kong born, Australian artist. He read philosophy of science and aesthetics at the University of Sydney and then studied painting and sculpture at Sydney College of the Arts. He has had over sixty solo exhibitions, both nationally and internationally, as well as group exhibitions, including at the Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Young’s work is in many notable collections including: National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul; United Nations Collection, New York; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane and Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne.