Selected Egg Tempera on Wood Panel 1991
Dogwood - 34 x 45 in.
"The nostalgically sensual egg tempera paintings of Andrew Young are embedded with historical, narrative clues. Bits and pieces of imagery float into view out of these slippery, crackled surfaces; the silky golden layers of egg tempera glow under the heavily varnished veneers, appearing stretched and decayed by time. Architectural motifs such as window frames, doorways, and trellises are used as devices to define moody, atmospheric spaces. Embedded within his compacted, subtly intriguing human spaces are fragments of still life and vaguely representational forms. Using an old-world, Dutch Master palette of golden umbers, Young’s chiaroscuro nocturnal ambience romantically references memory and times past." - Peggy Cyphers, Arts magazine, September 1991.