DOUGLAS YOUNG - HONG KONG
Douglas Young is the founder and creative force behind Goods of Desire, an original Hong Kong lifestyle brand, whose designs are inspired by the vibrant culture of the city he calls home.
The energy and history of Hong Kong permeates Young’s work. His artwork include:
-Installations at Detour 2009,
-An exhibit at the Hong Kong Shenzhen Design Biennale 2010 both exploring the theme of the Kowloon Walled City.
-Quantity Has a Quality in Itself. A stringed sculpture of plastic water pistols presented during HK’s International Art Fair 2012, examining Hong Kong’s past as the global hub of plastic toy production.
Young is a leading voice regarding design, arts, creativity and entrepreneurship in Hong Kong. In 2015, he was named one of the Debrett’s Hong Kong 100 in the field of art, architecture and design.
As an outspoken proponent of cultural enterprise in Hong Kong, Young is often called upon by such media outlets as CNN, Time Magazine and The Wall Street Journal to share his views on Hong Kong culture and identity. He hopes, through his work, to inspire future generations of designers and artists to seek inspiration from Hong Kong and foster pride in the community.
In 2017, Douglas was awarded the Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by Savannah College of Art & Design.
DOUGLAS YOUNG - KUNG FU GWEILOS
Two westerners dressed in Chinese outfits taunting the viewer for a fight. Movies have made Hong Kong’s triads well known, they are normally depicted as local Chinese gangs unlike what is seen here. On the other end of the social scale are the westerners. Here the roles are reversed.
Acrylic on canvas
53cm x 53cm