Project Description

Fame

Russell Young: Animals
Russell Young: Animals
Russell Young: Animals
Russell Young: Animals
Russell Young: Animals
Russell Young: Animals
Russell Young: Animals
Russell Young: Animals
Russell Young: Animals
Russell Young: Animals
Russell Young: Animals
Russell Young: Animals
Russell Young: Animals
Russell Young: Animals
Russell Young: Animals

FAME ushers in a new decade, marking the next chapter in the artists ongoing exploration of celebrity as a cultural phenomenon. Featuring a stunning role call of the great and the good, writ large in beautiful California colours and drenched in his signature diamond dust.

Uniquely and for the first time, Young has allowed his lifelong love of music and film to infiltrate his paintings. Song titles, lyrics and quotes complimenting their protagonists, creating a new language to the artists canon.

These, never before seen ‘Text Paintings’ expand and enhance our experience of the artists vision, a new layer of invention applied, not to explain but to extol. At times playful and at others subversive they challenge us to witness, Dylan ‘Tangled up in blue’, Bardot ‘Born to be wild’ and The Magnificent Seven, hooves thundering into town to ‘All the Young Dudes’.

Robin Barton