Milan Young (b. 1997), Heartburn... In my Lungs pt.3, 2023
Acrylic, oil pastel, graphite, coloured pencil, and sharpie on canvas
140 x 90 cm (left) and 140 x 80 cm (right)
Signed, titled and dated on reverse
£15,500 (including taxes)
Milan Young’s practice fluctuates in a paradoxical state between chaos and premeditation. In an abstract expressionist fashion, the element of chance imbued in the artistic gesture plays a pivotal role in her production. Yet, it also conceals a component of chromatic order and thematic investigation. Milan’s process revolves around a thorough research practice into colour theory and an exploration of different cultural, social and scientific fields, prompted by her constant endeavour to discover and represent the many facets of the world around us. Childhood trauma is also a key influence in her work, which often conveys the artist’s emotional state at the time of creation.
In 2021, Young took part in the group show FOR THE TL, DCentral Miami, FL and featured on Art Connect’s‘ Artist to Watch’ column. Young exhibited in the UK for the first time in May 2022 at Eye of the Collector, London, where she sold out. The artist recently participated in GJG's inaugural Residency in Northern Italy, where she began painting for ‘Trials of Vision', her first solo show. The African-American artist is an advocate for emerging black women artists in the creative industry.
Three generations of women, championing art by women
Gillian Jason Gallery works with female and non-binary artists from across the generations to present engaging exhibitions about the most resonant ideas of our time. A combination of attuned cultural consciousness, people-first relationships, and a 40-year history of exhibiting work by pioneering artists, makes GJG a go-to reference point for those looking to support and collect art from beyond the white male canon that addresses today’s critical shifts.