b 1992, Brisbane, QLD.
Lives and works Sydney/Byron Bay.
Myles Young is an emerging Sydney based painter. His works depict abstract machines and rafts. Each work deals with an immediate aspect, idea or memory from his life. He wishes to explore the things that often don’t get painted but we are all familiar with. They are put upon an abstract plinth to be observed in a painterly new world. Keenly interested in things that are not tangible but imaginable, the machines are given the chance to exist in these paintings.
These vibrant and gestural paintings explore universally experienced ideas of Work, Relaxation, Affection and Human Relationships. The forms take shape from a picture or memory, often then abstracted and built up into new multi-layered forms, thick with paint to create a colorful, positive and personal snapshot of what could be.
Myles Young is a graduate of the National Art School. He has exhibited nationally with multiple solo and group shows. He is a two time finalist of the prestigious Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship (2018, 2019), a Finalist in the Footscray Art Prize (2019) in Melbourne, Waverley Art Prize (2019) in Sydney, received a Commended Award in Painting through the Royal Art Society of NSW in 2018 and a finalist in the 2018 Albany Art Prize in WA, among many more.