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FORTY TWO DEGREES SOUTH
Oil paintings by Jock Young

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The softly spoken Jock Young compliments his quietly calm landscape works perfectly. Happier to observe and contemplate the same sense of tranquillity travels through each of his oil paintings, as an extension of his personality. In his newest solo exhibition at NG Art Gallery Forty Two Degrees South Young continues his long-standing relationship with the coastal scenes of Southern Tasmania, a place he has called home for twenty-five years.

 

 

Young is interested in the interface between the sea's uncontrollable movement and the rigidity of the land. The dynamism that exists here creates a mixture of light, which Young credits as being most important for him to capture. As he says in the end it comes down to light, and that's what painting's all about. Young is capturing more than just a descriptive sense of his scene, but in his words the personality to a place.

Young credits his quiet obsession with the coastal landscape from growing up in the Northern Beaches of Sydney. On weekends as a teenager he would go with friends up to West Head or Barrenjoey and paint what he saw. Thirty years later he's still painting what he sees, with twenty solo shows under his belt, he's doing all right.

 

 

Young's landscapes are a marriage between the sense of place of a Lloyd Rees and the noble isolation of an Edward Hopper, with some of his own personality thrown in the mix too. Exhibited from the 17th January Young's fifteen oil works in Forty Two Degrees South are timeless representations of the virtuous Tasmanian vista. It is clear from this exhibition that Young feels most comfortable when sitting on top of a headland and painting his home.


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JOCK YOUNG
The Two Sisters From Flinders

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JOCK YOUNG
Cape Deslacs Frederick Henry Bay

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JOCK YOUNG
Bush Garden Goat's Bluff

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JOCK YOUNG
Light at Tinder box

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JOCK YOUNG
Marion Bay in Winter (Detail)

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JOCK YOUNG
Shore Break Wedge Beach (Detail)

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JOCK YOUNG
Shore Break Calvert's Beach

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JOCK YOUNG
Afternoon Light Battery Point (Detail)

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Boats Hedo Possum Bay