Robert Young is an influential Vancouver based artist. He taught painting and drawing at UBC from 1982-1998, held solo exhibitions at Burnaby Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, and more. His works are held in important public, corporate, and private collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Glenbow, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Vancouver Art Gallery, De Beers Consolidated Mines, Elton John Collection, Toronto Dominion Bank , and more.
Young’s paintings evoke a sense of wonder, they are often paintings within a painting. He imaginatively reconstruct spaces and experiences with seamlessly collaged images, often drawing details everywhere, from allegorical images from philosophy and art history, to the interior of his home. They are beautifully rendered paintings that are constantly surprising.