To Destroy Something Beautiful
Phone Booth Gallery is proud to present “To Destroy Something Beautiful,” a solo exhibition of acrylic paintings by
Deyoung’s working techniques include a combination of meticulous brush renderings and explosions of abstract color. Refusing to join the slew of contemporary epigones perpetuating styles and imagery, “To Destroy Something Beautiful” provides us with a peek into the artist’s potential as a young adept painter, as well as a comprehensive view into his complex thought process.
Deyoung compares and contrasts beauty and destruction. Based off of his interactions and relationships with people in his own life, he deduces that it’s the strengths and weaknesses within each person that make them human. “If nothing is ruined is it possible to appreciate something pure?” he says, implying his paintings are much more than pretty pictures.
Unexpected from subject matter, to technique, to proportions, his paintings act as attention grabbers. Jumping off the wall and reminding us we are all human; whether it’s an unexpected encounter in a ladies restroom, or the beautiful destruction of a past relationship.