Hamish Young (b. 1972 Rotherham, UK) studied Sculpture at the Royal College of Art (1996-1998) and became a Royal West of England Academician in 2021. He is an artist, author and educator who lives andworks in Portishead.
His 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 thatmanifests in crossing the boundary of sculpture and drawing, objects or materials being removed from oneplace and placed in another and subject matter of physical spaces that are between states. Through allusions hiswork triggers metaphors and personal associations.
Hamish's work is held in the Victoria & Albert Museum and private collections and has been exhibited at Royal West of England Academy, Royal Academy of Arts, Saatchi Gallery and the Victoria and AlbertMuseum. His work is regularly selected in prize exhibitions including the Wells Art Contemporary, New LightPrize, ING Discerning Eye, Trinity Wharf Drawing Prize and he was the winner of the Visual Arts Open in 2019.