Selected Egg Tempera on Wood Panel 1994
"Young’s Old Master manner of painting—layering translucent glazes—and his dramatic lighting effects are reminiscent of much religious painting. The artist discovers the links between the mundane and the sublime through rites of passage—a concept evident in apertures serving as passages in some paintings. The formal possibilities of the medium are no longer a central focus; the interior monologue, which clearly is purely autobiographical, now addresses itself to ideas conveyed in the past, so that the fading motifs of human existence are partially restored." - Aasim Akhtar, Newsline Annual magazine, January 1994.