JO YOUNG


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The different objects Jo Young selects for her still life paintings form aesthetic rather than obvious utilitarian connections yet together they seem to converse naturally, like characters from one scene. Drawn from aspects of domestic life, these curious objects belong again to other stories, such as historical narratives and personal memories, and the circumstances connected to the people, places and times to which they once belonged.

In the development of my compositions, I derive inspiration from the art of the Dutch Baroque, Flemish and French 18th Century still life painters. The classical painting technique of this period involves a slow process including a sepia tonal underpainting, followed by consecutive layers of local colour and finally transparent glazes.

Like characters in theatre, objects are carefully staged in an intimate space... Drama is created by emphasis, highlights, reflections and shadows. In the depiction of silk, porcelain, fruit, silver and wood, I wish to explore the intrinsic qualities of the objects through tone, texture, mood and atmosphere (Jo Young).

Recent news and achievements: Artist in Residence, Hill End, Bathurst Regional Gallery, 2015; Mosman Art Prize Finalist, 2012; Paddington Art Prize Finalist, 2012; The Sulman Art Prize (AGNSW) Finalist, 2011.

  - His Majesty's Voice
His Master's Voice oil on canvas 30 x 30cm

  - Broken Bowl with Walnuts
Broken Bowl with Walnuts oil on canvas 23 x 30cm

  - Broken Bowl with Walnuts No 2
Broken Bowl with Walnuts No 2 oil on canvas 23 x 30cm

  - Foraged Fruit
Foraged Fruit oil on canvas 30 x 30cm

  - Still Life with Quince and Nuts
Still Life with Quince and Nuts oil on canvas 30 x 23cm

  - Nautilus - After Adriaen Coorte
Nautilus - After Adriaen Coorte oil on linen 20 x 25cm

  - Blossoms and Bottles 3
Blossoms and Bottles 3 oil on linen 40 x 40cm

  - Shell with Bowl and Seed
Shell with Bowl and Seed oil on linen 20 x 27cm

        Previously Available:

  - Chinese Secret Box with Bowl
Chinese Secret Box with Bowl oil on canvas 23 x 30cm SOLD

  - Young Monks Bowl with Tamarillo
Young Monks Bowl with Tamarillo oil on canvas 30 x 23cm SOLD

  - Guava Fruit
Guava Fruit 23 x 31cm oil on linen SOLD

  - End of Season
End of Season oil on canvas 23 x 30cm SOLD

  - Jug with Mandarin
Jug with Mandarin oil on canvas 30 x 30cm SOLD

  - Still Life with Old Box Fruit and Nuts
Still Life with Old Box Fruit and Nuts oil on canvas 30 x 30cm SOLD

  - End of Season 2
End of Season 2 oil on canvas 23 x 30cm SOLD

  - Still life with Japanese Bowls
Still life with Japanese Bowls oil on canvas 23 x 30 cm SOLD

  - Conidae Shells - After Adriaen Coorte
Conidae Shells - After Adriaen Coorte oil on linen 20 x 25cm SOLD

  - Still Life with Walnuts 1
Still Life with Walnuts 1 oil on linen 22 x 30cm SOLD

  - Still Life with Walnuts 2
Still Life with Walnuts 2 oil on linen 22 x 30cm SOLD

  - Kitchen Objects (Haefliger’s Cottage) 2
Kitchen Objects (Haefliger’s Cottage) 2 oil on linen 30 x 30cm SOLD

  - Bottle with Fruit
Bottle with Fruit oil on linen 20 x 27cm SOLD

  - Blossoms and Bottles 1
Blossoms and Bottles 1 oil on linen 40 x 40cm SOLD

Jo Young - Oriental Cup with Entwined Silk
Oriental Cup with Entwined Silk oil on canvas 40 x 40cm SOLD

Jo Young - Radicchio, Bottle, Feather
Radicchio, Bottle, Feather oil on canvas 40 x 40cm SOLD

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