My work is inspired by world news, social media and my New York City surroundings. I am interested in these sources because they are what I come into contact with on a daily basis. These sources expose me to a lot of traumatic world events which then become the foundation of my work.
I am currently creating pieces from a domestic space, my apartment, and so it is fitting that my mediums, needle, thread and fabric, are also traditionally domestic. My workspace allows me to create in a separate space from the rest of the world, and digest the horrors that occur and use art as a way to understand them. The imagery I choose portrays loose narratives that are charged while remaining ambiguous. I view my pieces as a reflection of my personal fears and anxieties; however, my work also becomes a discussion of larger topics including war and violence.
Daniel Young lives and works in New York City, New York. He was born and raised in Miami, Florida where he graduated from New World School of the Arts in 2011. He moved to New York City to attend The Cooper Union, earning him a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2015. During his time at The Cooper Union Daniel was selected to attend the Yale Summer Program in Norfolk, Connecticut. Since graduating Daniel has assisted Francesco Clemente in his New York studio.