With an emphasis on conceptualism, Ed Young is a master of subversion.
He is best known for his various irreverent and, at times deliberately, politically incorrect and provocative pieces. Refraining from using ‘traditional’ media, Young’s practice remains challenging and varied. This may include; found objects, text-based works, video, performances, neon-lights, installations and sculpture, and painting.
Ed Young was born in 1978 in Welkom, South Africa, and currently lives and works in Cape Town. He holds a Masters of Fine Art Degree from the Michaelis School of Fine Art at the University of Cape Town.
In 2016, Young was an invited artist to present a site-specific installation as one of eight special projects for The ARMORY Show’s invitational Focus: African Perspectives section, curated by Julia Grosse and Yvette Mutumba of Contemporary And (C&).