Robert Youds: For Everyone
For Everyone, 2015
Image area 21 x 15.5" | Paper size 27 x 21.5" | Edition of 3
Digital print, aqueous pigment inks on lustre archival paper
Robert Youds is an artist who works in several media. Initially trained as a painter, over the past two decades he has expanded his engagement with the medium to include the materials within the designed environment, including aluminium, Plexiglas, neon lights and digital signs. Youds’ use of artificial light has given rise to the seductive and meditative explorations of perception that he refers to as “structures” and “light paintings.” His artworks have been exhibited nationally in many public institutions including the National Gallery of Canada, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Power Plant and are found in both public and private collections. Youds is a Vancouver native, but is based in Victoria where he is a Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Victoria.