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 (1996-1998) and became a Royal West of England Academician in 2021. He has also worked collaboratively under the name Bateson & Young and his work is held in the Victoria & Albert Museum collection as well as private collections in the UK and Switzerland.