‘Once I’ve done one screen, then the screen itself becomes an implement to put paint on a surface in the traditional making that goes back ten thousand years.’ - Russell Young
When he makes his backgrounds, Young explains, ‘some are really flat because I want that flatness against the image, and then others, you see the hand streaks ... you see on the places where there’s no diamond dust, the hand brushstroke.’ Some canvases are printed eight or nine times over a month, each layer enhancing the tactile quality of his work.
Young also experiments with diamond dust in many of his works, drawn to the texture and luminous finish. He initially used an original bag of Andy Warhol’s diamond dust, but later started making his own, bringing a meditative quality to his screen prints.
The material captures the light and forms an aura around the subject: a physical manifestation of the fragile yet enduring nature of fame. 🌟To learn more about screen-printing disover the ‘Process’ at fame.halcyongallery.com#halcyongallery #russellyoung #fame #screenprinting #diamondust