Richard Young’s new body of work completed at NES, explores imagery based on geological aspects of Iceland including the mid-Atlantic ridge and draws a parallel to the process of grief and recovery. During the residency he also traveled to various sites in northern Iceland including Myvatn and Jokulsarglufur (Vatnajokull) National Park in Asbyrgi to document the subglacial eruptive ridge. He is experimenting with the use of water-based oil painting and collage processes on a variety of paper and wood supports.
His previous research examined 19th century American landscape painting and the sublime. He is currently professor of painting at Boise State University in the northwestern United States. http://ralanyoung.com/home.html