Peter Young | the artist

The artist Peter Young
Born Jan 2 1940, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
Lives and works in Bisbee, Arizona, .

Style and technique of the artist: Minimal Art, Painting,

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Young began painting seriously in 1963, and by 1967 had developed his "dot" style of painting. Despite the relatively meticulous nature of these works Young was very productive and exhibted widely; in New York at Leo Castelli and Noah Goldowsky/Richard Bellamy galleries, and at Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles and Galerie Ricke in Cologne, Germany...

Peter Young was born on 2 January 1940 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Los Angeles. He moved to New York in 1960 to study art history at New York University and began painting full-time after he graduated in 1963. He held his first solo exhibition in 1968 at the Nicholas Wilder Gallery, Los Angeles, and in the same year he also held a solo exhibition at the Galerie Rolf Ricke, Cologne...

Dynaton, 1975

Young has explored the potential for organic elements in abstract painting since the early 1960s. His series of works are based on grids, circles, horizontal lines, curvilinear forms, mandalas, and most prominently, colorful dots. The seemingly rigorous geometric forms reveal a handmade quality when observed up-close the mathematical blends with the improvised, generating an unforeseen feeling of intimacy...

Peter Young in 1967, with a stunning series of star-dot paintings, merged the simplicity of minimalism with a conscious inclusion of content. The paintings simultaneously read as both deep-space night skies (stars) and dots on a canvas...