Visual artist Scott Young is the meaning of cool. Living and working in NYC (arguably, the city of cool), his art fuses pop culture with astrological signs. In one of his latest series, he drew his own visual interpretation of astrological symbolism, which he printed on T-Shirts now sold on his personal website, alongside other paper goodies.
So it comes as no surprise that his love of painting went hand in hand with his love of fashion. “I first got into painting through making flyers, T-shirts, and record covers for punk and hardcore bands,” he told the Urban Outfitters blog. “At a certain point the visual art sort of overtook my involvement in music. Before all of that, I studied art theory in college. I saw an Alex Katz painting at a museum and I really wanted to understand the role art played in the development of consciousness. That is still something I’m interested in.”
“My style is kind of always evolving,” he added. “I’m always sort of rebelling against what I’ve done before. I don’t want to make the same thing over and over again.”
“The most important thing to me when creating a piece of work is that it ‘expresses life’ in an honest way that feels relevant for me,” he stressed. “I try and keep it pretty open in terms of what I want people to take away from it. Looking art is such a subjective thing that I wouldn’t want to impose on someone’s experience.”
Take a look at some of his wonderful creations in the gallery below.