Blood – Madeline Young & Magnus Young-Holborow
Wed 10 August - Sat 20 August
Exhibition Dates: August 10th – 20th
Pre-Sales Launch: August 9th 8pm
Opening Launch Party: August 13th 3pm
Is creativity learned? Or is it genetic, is it in the blood?
BLOOD is a collaborative body of work between mother and son duo Madeline Young and Magnus Young-Holborow. This body of work was born of a creative block, some necessary multitasking and an accident.
“I’m painting bootiful colours of the rainbow! Red and yellow and pink and green, purple and orange and pink… Red aaaand white, makes PINK!” – Magnus Young-Holborow.
Magnus Young-Holborow is an emerging artist from Orange NSW. He creates artworks brimming with energy, stories and life. Magnus is completely uninhibited and lets the materials speak for themselves. Magnus comes from a long line of creatives. His mother is an artist and curator, his father a masterful chef. His great-aunts are also artists and teachers and his great-grandmother was a singer. It has been said that Magnus was destined for a creative life. His career as an artist began at age 3. He is now 4 years old.
“Most of my good ideas come after a significant creative block. Months and sometimes years go by in frustration. I had been wishing I could “unlearn” everything I knew and loosen up my very controlled and rigid painting style. I’m so envious of other abstract artists who seem to create beautiful, loose marks with ease. Magnus was my tool for unlearning and loosening up. He creates work without inhibition, in complete naiveté.” – Madeline Young
Madeline Young is an abstract painter who creates bold, vibrant artworks with a focus on colour, composition and process. Known for her popular abstract landscapes and botanicals, this series of geometric compositions are a return to her roots as an artist. They were created with her son’s mark-making, use of repeated pattern, symbols and energy in mind. Her work is process driven from beginning to end. From canvas stretching, choice of fabric and primer, through composition creation to being meticulously painted on the surface. The colour blocking aesthetic is inspired by her days as a screen-printer.
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