Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Experimenting with Shape and colour

The Road to Abstraction

Owing to my amazing new Art studio, it would only seem natural that my thoughts have returned to painting. I have always been a painter at heart. If I can express an idea through painting I always will, but thinking more conceptually I believe it is important to choose the medium to suit the idea. As my main focus or theme has been 'The Love of Humanity' I was compelled to use humanity as my medium, and was always blown away by all you amazing peoples support. It was such a pleasure to create art work that makes one feel humbled, as artists we often struggle with our egos. As the aim of many an artist is to create beauty, I was able to say that I had created something beautiful without feeling pretentious, as the beauty lay in you wonderful people that made the projects real and alive. No doubt I will once again be asking for your help again in creating beauty. For I would never be satisfied enough or pretentious enough to use such a powerful adjective to describe any of my paintings!
However, I am excited about my new departure as it is essentially Modernist painting, which is a topic that fascinated me during my MA, and I always felt so jealous of abstract artists who could create such simple, perfect, abstract forms. I am hoping through its simplicity some sort of sense of satisfaction may be within reach.
Anyways its self absorbent, pretentious, modernist painting, and I am wallowing in it! 
Its such a pleasure to be back in love with the medium, high from the turps and ruining all my clothes with the paint again.
Dare I say it, I may even accidentally be producing Art that people may be happy to hang on the walls of their houses! 
Shoot me later, enjoy the journey!

Thursday, 9 August 2012

The Shrine to Humanity

Thanks again to all you beautiful people who participated in the show, its looking great. Keep posted to see whats happening next. X

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Calling Russia

Hello beautiful people of Russia, I have been confused as to why I get so many hits on my website from your beautiful country, and was hoping somebody might be able to shed some light as I don't know anyone from Russia. I would love to get know some people from Russia and maybe I could send Russia some Art love, so please get in touch if you are Russian and want some Art Love X

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Afterwards and before

You wonderful wonderful people, I've finished, Thank you so much for all your gifts, every single one of them has been an absolute joy to my heart, I knew I could rely on you, which is the point of the whole exhibition, Belief in the love of humanity, belief in comedy, belief in happiness and belief in friendship. I will get on the case in sending you back your gifts from me, unless of course you are coming tonight in which case you will recieve them then. I'm sorry I could never return the gesture in as beautiful as way as you have, but I do believe I have in some way given you the gift of art in creating your own piece. Which is apparently my job, and my role as an artist in society. Despite my return gifts have taken me frickin hours, they are merely a small token of appreciation for the love you have shown me and your willingness to get involved. Love you all, and I'll keep you posted on what I want you to do next, for this is merely the beginning of something which is apprently called 'relational aesthetics'!

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Exhibtion Speil!

True love only exists if you believe in it.

A Shrine to Humanity

John Albert Young’s work examines the ideal of Love, in both sharing his own experience and sharing the love between humanity.

Young has used non-specific religious artefacts to create a shrine to true values that questions our notions of belief. True values in modern society have become clouded perhaps owing to the general lack of belief in religion. The work is a celebration of true values; love, friendship, happiness, comedy and ambition.  Young questions the role of the Artist within society and believes that the Artist has a responsibility to remind people of the more important non materialistic things in life. Young has reached out to a wide number of followers on the internet and has encouraged people to take part in the show. The participants have created their own art works as an offering to the shrine; the gifts are a testament to the beautiful nature of humankind.

The Shrine to Self Destruction

“There is no such thing as a selfless act” - Confucius

With a particular interest in philosophy pertaining to the notion of free will and fate, Young creates an alternate path and outcome, should Love had not found him. Young allows his audience to enter the dark side of his thoughts. Meant as a polar opposite to the Shrine to Humanity, Young creates an entirely selfish character, a projection of the demon that is perhaps inside all of us. Young’s work questions the notion of free will and existentialism but also how our emotions are so inextricably linked to our philosophical preferences.

“Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.”  - Eric Fromm

Friday, 13 July 2012

The Role of the Artist

I believe that everyone has a role within society and that the role of the artist is to remind people of the other side of life, or to distract them momentarily from reality. It's more of a reminder than a message
Please leave your comments, or  disagree with me entirely. I personally don't believe most of the constant speil that comes out of my mouth, who am I to when a perfectly sensicle person on the other side of the world believes something else?

Thursday, 12 July 2012


AMBITION is key to everything, if you have ambition you cannot fail, because if you have so much AMBITION you feel like you can change the world, if you do not change the world, you will have in some way by trying.
* note: remeber some people have changed the world with their ambition, so however mediocre your ambition, its possible!
Please leave your comments they mean a lot to me. (even the negative ones are gretly apprieciated!)