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:
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