zoe young

Annnnnd exhale. Ah, these quiet, everyday moments have been captured beautifully by Australian painter Zoe Young. All of these pieces are from her series titled “Space Between Hours”. Here’s the write up from her site about this work:

“Space Between Hours” is a retreat and a space to meditate, away from the noise and chaos of modern life. It is the expression of an artist whose life and artistic practice are harmoniously intertwined.

This body of work reveals the significance that objects, both collected and inherited, hold for the artist. For instance, Young incorporates studies of artworks that have resonated with her since childhood, such as Benjamin Edwin Minns’ etching Aboriginal mother & child (1925) which features in Ode to Minns (2017). In this way, she pays homage to her Grandfather’s art collection and enters into a dialogue with these artists across time and space … Zoe Young’s still life compositions are unashamedly feminine, and are an intimate reflection of her environment and lifestyle, as a mother of two working from a countryside studio. Since having children Young has become wary of the accelerated pace of modern life. Her paintings are an attempt to slow down and grasp time, by capturing unique, tranquil moments and distilling them on canvas.

Lovely. {ps. Note that the first painting is hanging on the wall in the last painting!}

comments (6)

  1. Beth McBride /// 08.23.2017 /// 6:32am

    These are so pretty. I feel calm and light when I look at these sun-washed beauties

  2. the jealous curator /// 08.23.2017 /// 8:59am

    me too

  3. Rachel /// 08.23.2017 /// 1:37pm

    Zucchini, Eggplant, aubergine,…. I don’t know. But, I like it.

  4. Carla /// 08.24.2017 /// 8:19am

    very calming and such good selections to paint!

  5. Terry Crump /// 08.25.2017 /// 8:23am

    I like these paintings a lot. Regardless of subject, the most important aspect of a painting for me is the unique beauty you have created. It stands by itself as an interesting and pleasing body of work. Paint on Zoe.

  6. Zoe Young /// 09.08.2017 /// 7:23pm

    What beautiful comments, just makes me want to run to the studio and paint hearing these words, thank you !