This week’s student of the week is Justin Yoon. Primarily a painter, Justin illustrates dreamy visions of psychedelic youth culture.
Scroll down to view a sample of his work and artist statement:
Justin Yoon, Love, Topics: Advanced Painting, Nathan Bond
Justin Yoon, Blue Dreams, Topics: Advanced Painting, Nathan Bond
Justin Yoon, Believe, Illustration Design Studio, Noel Claro
Heavily influenced by the ’70s, music, film, and youth culture, my work is about celebrating youth and it’s ephemeral nature. Conceptually, the passage of time and the unique make-up of one’s nostalgia are important to me. I want to portray a vivid, overwhelming period that young people go through in their lives; a feeling of lostness and a dazed, out of state mind. I utilize candy colored extreme fluorescents alongside homoerotic imagery to capture and admire youth at its most extreme. Most of my work is done in acrylic, but I will also sometimes use graphite, glitter, or digital media.
To see more of Justin’s work, be sure to check out his website at: justinyoon.com
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