Shawn Young is a digital artist and fine art printmaker living and working in downtown York, Pennsylvania (USA). Along with his partner Daniel G. Walczyk, he is a resident artist and co-owner of Vulcania Graphics & Fine Art which specializes in fine art photography and reproduction (giclée) printing.
Having over 18 years experience in large format printing and digital imaging, Shawn has explored several digital art mediums including photography, illustration and 3D virtual environments. His artwork has been featured on the cover of the UK magazine Faith Initiative and shown during the Arts & Mobiles symposium at the National Institute for Art History in Paris, France (INHA).
Inspired by ancient cultural myths and scientific discoveries, the artwork often suggests themes related to spiritual manifestations and altered realities.
Shawn’s artwork often combines photography, illustration and digital painting. He uses an iMac, iPad Pro and Apple Pencil with various creative apps including Lightroom, Procreate, SketchClub and Glaze.
Fine art prints are created in-house by printing onto Fredrix professional fine art canvas using a Canon ImagePROGRAF printer with Lucia EX archival pigmented inks. The canvases are then sprayed with a museum grade UV protective acrylic coating. Extra borders are added to the image face to accommodate stretcher bars or traditional framing.
Shawn exhibits artwork in his studio/gallery every month on First Friday, 5–9pm.
Vulcania Graphics & Fine Art · 148 W Philadelphia St · York, PA 17401 (USA).
Fracture Paintings is a series of artworks created by combining photography and illustration with digital painting techniques. The process involves digitally cutting and blending multiple layers of art until the desired look is achieved. Apps used include SketchClub, Paper, Tangled FX and Glaze. The final artwork is printed on fine art canvas and stretched.
Trips & Dreams
Trips & Dreams is a series of artworks created by processing original photography of local subject matter using Google Deep Dream. The images are then collaged together to create psychedelic landscapes. Apps used include Lightroom, Deep Dreamer and Photoshop. The final artwork is printed on fine art canvas and stretched.
Latest Drawings on Instagram
Digital drawings using Procreate on iPad Pro. Personal art project: The MEMBRAE Star Cluster was formed from ancient stellar membranes and micro tanglations. @shawnyoungart