Chris Young

Paintings (35-works)

Chris  Young Green Butterfly
Green Butterfly
Oil on board
36 x 40 in
Chris  Young African Butterfly
African Butterfly
Oil on board
16 x 33 in
Chris  Young
Aqua Vital
Oil on board
9.5 x 14 in
Chris  Young Bread and Water
Bread and Water
Oil on board
32 x 36 in
Chris  Young Chocolate
Chocolate
Oil on board
16 x 23 in
Chris  Young Egyptian Lily
Egyptian Lily
Oil on board
19.5 x 17 in
Chris  Young Fallen Red
Fallen Red
Oil on board
21 x 25 in
Chris  Young Forbidden Fruit
Forbidden Fruit
Oil on board
16 x 27 in
Chris  Young Gourds
Gourds
Oil on board
27 x 41 in
Chris  Young Hopper
Hopper
Oil on board
16 x 26 in
Chris  Young Madonna
Madonna
Oil on board
23 x 16 in
Chris  Young Morning Light_ Hana
Morning Light, Hana
Oil on board
16 x 36 in
Chris  Young October Lovers
October Lovers
Oil on canvas
16 x 12 in
Chris  Young Pears with Tuscan Landscape
Pears with Tuscan Landscape
Oil on board
16 x 27 in
Chris  Young Pink
Pink
Oil on board
23 x 16 in
Chris  Young Plowed Fields_ Tuscany
Plowed Fields, Tuscany
Oil on board
10 x 18 in
Chris  Young Relic
Relic
Oil on board
19 x 24 in
Chris  Young St. Michel_ France
St. Michel, France
Oil on board
16 x 35 in
Chris  Young Still Life Bellini and Beetle
Still Life Bellini and Beetle
Oil on board
18 x 24 in
Chris  Young Still Life with Bird _ Keys
Still Life with Bird & Keys
Oil on board
16.75 x 22.5 in
Chris  Young Still Life with Ginger _ Shell
Still Life with Ginger & Shell
Oil on board
17.5 x 19.5 in
Chris  Young Still Life with Ingres and Roses
Still Life with Ingres and Roses
Oil on board
18 x 30 in
Chris  Young Still Life with Limes _ Pomegranates
Still Life with Limes & Pomegranates
Oil on board
18 x 24 in
Chris  Young Sundown_ Alaska
Sundown, Alaska
Oil on board
16 x 24 in
Chris  Young The Afghan
The Afghan
Oil on board
23 x 12 in
Chris  Young Three Davids
Three Davids
Mixed media
18 x 24 in
Chris  Young Two Vespas
Two Vespas
Oil on canvas
21 x 16 in
Chris  Young Vanitas
Vanitas
Oil on board
16 x 20 in
Chris  Young Yellow Ranunculus
Yellow Ranunculus
Oil on board
28 x 36 in
Chris  Young Young Petrosinella
Young Petrosinella
Oil on board
14 x 11 in
Chris  Young Four Ranunculus
Four Ranunculus
Oil on board
30 x 40 in
SOLD
Chris  Young Lemons and Lord Leighton
Lemons and Lord Leighton
Oil on board
14 x 30 in
SOLD
Chris  Young Levitating Yellow
Levitating Yellow
Oil on board
36 x 50 in
SOLD
Chris  Young Peach Rose
Peach Rose
Oil on board
22 x 35 in
SOLD
Chris  Young Ve Day
Ve Day
Oil on canvas
15.88 x 19.13 in
SOLD

Photos & works on paper (15-works)

Chris  Young Approaching Storm_ Toscano
Approaching Storm, Toscano
Digital archival print
28.5 x 42.75 in
Chris  Young Approaching Storm_ Toscano _51
Approaching Storm, Toscano #51
Digital archival print
39 x 60 in
Chris  Young Faith_ Hope and Charity _48
Faith, Hope and Charity #48
Digital archival print
27 x 47 in
Chris  Young Fall Grapes
Fall Grapes
Digital archival print
24 x 36 in
Chris  Young Fall Grapes
Fall Grapes
Digital archival print
40 x 60 in
Chris  Young October Sky_ Tuscany
October Sky, Tuscany
Digital archival print
24 x 36 in
Chris  Young Paper Lanterns
Paper Lanterns
Aquatint
17 x 13 in
Chris  Young Plowed Fields
Plowed Fields
Digital archival print
10 x 18 in
Chris  Young Plowed Fields
Plowed Fields
Digital archival print
20 x 36 in
Chris  Young Sant_ Anna Tuscany
Sant' Anna Tuscany
Digital archival print
28 x 22 in
Chris  Young Thatched Cottage - Aki Kaze
Thatched Cottage - Aki Kaze
Aquatint
15 x 11 in
Chris  Young Approaching Storm_ Toscano _54
Approaching Storm, Toscano #54
Digital archival print
20 x 30 in
SOLD
Chris  Young Cumulus
Cumulus
Digital archival print
31 x 41.5 in
SOLD
Chris  Young Faith_ Hope and Charity _57
Faith, Hope and Charity #57
Digital archival print
27 x 47 in
SOLD
Chris  Young Lily Pond
Lily Pond
Aquatint
17 x 13 in
SOLD

Chris  Young

Chris Young

Chris Young Biography

(American, b. 1963)

Chris Young's highly detailed, impeccably crafted paintings create a calm, meditative feeling based on order and subtlety. His ‘ultra-realistic’ paintings are actually abstractions created with an exquisite combination of light, detail and color which compel the viewer to look at the artist’s paintings again and again to consider the beauty of simple objects.

 

The artist says the following concerning the major influences on his work: "On a trip through Europe a few years ago, I became enamored with the Spanish tradition of "Bodegon" or still-life painting. Specifically, Cotan and Zurbaran impressed me with their elegantly ordered compositions and the way they painted ordinary objects in a mystical, transcendental manner. Having lived in Japan for two years, another influence on my work is the notion of "shibusa" or the beauty of simplicity. I also admire the Japanese sensitivity towards nature and the realization that beauty and harmony exists out our back door - if we look."

 

The artist further explains, “I don’t believe the artist creates beauty, but finds it and presents it. The best of these efforts are affirming and connecting. In my own work, I attempt to capture the slivers of transcendence in the world around me – that moment of truth and beauty when all seems to be made clearer in a wordless revelation.”

 

A trip to Young’s studio reveals a treasure trove of natural objects including bird’s nests, exotic shells, dried flowers and other objects which the artist arranges for drawings, watercolors and oil paintings. Young reflects about this work: “I am captivated by nature’s grand design. As we take time to carefully look at seemingly ordinary natural objects, an incredible beauty and harmony is revealed.

 

Chris Young was born January 30, 1963. He graduated from Brigham Young University in 1986. He received a BFA degree in Fine Arts and was honored as Summa cum Laude. Chris Young resides in Utah with his wife and four children.

 

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