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 at Vulcania Graphics & Fine Art which specializes in fine art reproduction printing (giclée printing) for both local and international artists.
Having over 18 years experience in large format printing and digital imaging, Shawn has explored a wide range of digital art mediums including photography, illustration, motion graphics and 3D virtual environments. His artwork has been featured on the cover of the UK magazine Faith Initiative and also shown at the National Institute for Art History in Paris, France (INHA) during the Arts & Mobiles 2014 symposium.
The Fracture Paintings artwork series combines photography, illustration and digital painting. The process involves digitally cutting and splicing his photography and illustrations, then blending and texturing the shapes together until the desired look is achieved. The term “fracture painting” was coined to describe the overall process. Inspired by ancient cultural mythologies and storytelling, the artwork conveys ideas related to animal totems, spirit guides and ancient philosophies. This style of abstract painting was developed to reflect, in both process and form, our desire to deconstruct and interpret the signs and symbols we encounter in our lives.
The Trips & Dreams artwork series combines digital collage, photography and Google Deep Dreaming. Deep Dreaming, also know as inceptionism, is a digital process that uses Google’s artificial neural network to mimic human imagination, i.e. when we see a dragon in the clouds. The deep dream art genre has been compared to visionary and psychedelic art. The Trips & Dreams artwork series portrays local subject matter from a perspective that questions and reveals different layers of reality.
The final artwork is produced in-house by printing the master digital files onto 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 and stretched onto stretcher bars with hanging wire installed on the back. Limited Edition pieces are numbered, signed by the artist and include a Certificate of Authenticity (COA).
Studio / Gallery
Shawn Young exhibits artwork at his studio/gallery Vulcania Graphics & Fine Art in downtown York, PA (USA). He also exhibits at other venues around the South Central Pennsylvania region, please see the Exhibitions page for more information.
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