Now on view through May 14, 2011 at London’s Scream Gallery, Russell Young’s American Envy.
American Envy is the third exhibition at Scream Gallery of celebrated British artist Russell Young, and it follows his sell out show Dirty Pretty Things in 2010. Young made his mark with a graphic, bold style, and his iconic diamond-dust screen prints are sought after by collectors all over the world. He finds inspiration in popular culture and the media, and his signature screen prints have immortalized iconic actors and performers from stage and screen, as well as some of the darker events of our subculture. This new body of work is influenced by a far more personal experience, which has had a deep impact on his approach to life and his art. In February 2010 he had a near death experience, and was in an 8-day long induced coma. The recovery period shed a new light on the therapeutic powers of art, and he had to learn to breath, write, walk and create all over again.
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A full look at American Envy after the jump. All images courtesy of Scream Gallery and copyright Russell Young.