KOBO Seattle | Since 1995

We are pleased to present to you Seattle painter and collage artist Paul Young. For over fifty years, he has been painting, printmaking and making collages. His work is available online and in-person (!) at KOBO at Higo in Japantown/ID starting Thursday, June 3rd. Special hours for First Thursday, June 3rd: 11am-6pm.

From Paul: Having come from the Chicago area, I attended a small midwestern college-St Ambrose-BA in Art and Northern Ill University- MA Studio Art. I moved to Seattle area in 1971 and lived on Vashon Island for a few years before moving to Seattle. I maintained a studio at various locations in Pioneer Square since that time. In the 70's I taught art at South Seattle Community College and had also been an art coordinator at the downtown YMCA youth program. I have shown work at a variety of galleries and group shows over the years including having been associated with Gallery 110, and more recently been included in gallery shows in Edinburgh and Brussels, as well as having received purchase award from exhibition at McNeese Louisiana State University. My work has a certain  Constructivist influence as well as some Asian art influence. While my current studio is in SODO, I have been living in the International District for the past thirty some years. A more detailed exhibition history is available at the website: paulyoungpainting.com

What is a collage? In the fine art world, it is generally an arrangement of various pieces of paper and objects. Unrelated incidents that when looked at as a whole, are very much related and can create another language and meaning. We humans are very much like collages, in the way we collect experiences, and random moments. Where there is chaos, randomness and difference, what can also be found is cohesion, stability, and a new perspective.

Thank you and please enjoy the show! KOBO