b. 1972, Rotherham, UK
Hamish Young's autoethnographic work is concerned with formalising ‘in between’ spaces drawing on feelings associated with loss and abandonment from his childhood experiences. He has cultivated a schism in his art practice that manifests in crossing the boundary of sculpture and drawing, objects or materials being removed from one place and placed in another and subject matter of physical spaces that are between states. Through allusions his work triggers metaphors and personal associations, which allow the viewer to contemplate ambivalence.
Young studied Sculpture at the Royal College of Art and has also worked in collaboration with his wife under the name Bateson & Young. His work is held in the Victoria & Albert Museum collection and private collections in the UK and Switzerland.