b 1992, Brisbane, QLD.
Myles Young is an emerging Sydney based painter.
Young uses digital sketching to create layered works ripe with abstraction as a basis for painting.
On raft paintings...
Myles Young's works depict abstract machines and rafts. Keenly interested in things that are not tangible, the machines are given the chance to exist in their own right in these imaginative works.
These vibrant and gestural paintings explore universally experienced ideas of Work, Relaxation and human relationships. The forms take shape from pictures, memory and various layers of graphic editing, often then abstracted and built up into new multi-layered painted works, thick with paint to create a colorful, positive and personal snapshot of what could be.
On Landscape painting...
Young's landscape paintings are of no single view of a particular place, but of his understanding and desire to capture the essence of the Australian landscape which effortlessly soaks up the burning sun, shows off with intense blues and greens, changes form with the wind and features trees, marshes, rivers and rugged terrain. It’s essence is not something that can be pinned down or snapped neatly. Rather, it has to be teased out. Each work should be considered an amalgamation of an imagined 24 hours of a vaguely familiar Australian Landscape which is laid out in a kind of visual heat map that is clocked and layered all at once as to experience it as a whole, overwhelming experience as if you could see 24 hours of the place is one split second.The glory of the landscape is not only what is above ground, but what happens in the sky you don't get to see, and what is always happening in the channels of muddy water below your feet.
Myles Young is a graduate of the National Art School. He has exhibited nationally with multiple solo and group shows. He was one of the winners of the 2020 Macquarie Emerging Artist Prize. He is a two time finalist of the prestigious Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship (2018, 2019), Has exhibited at Sydney Contemporary (2020), is a Finalist in the Footscray Art Prize (2019) in Melbourne, Waverley Art Prize (2019,2020) 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. Young's work is part of the Macquarie Group Collection. He Lives and works in Sydney/Byron Bay.