1xRun Thru Interview
Flag 01 by David Young V
1xRun: Tell us a little bit about this piece, Is the original still for sale?
David Young V: This piece was for a series of ‘Flags’ I painted for my last solo in Jan. 2013 with White Walls Gallery in San Francisco entitled ‘THE NEW RACE’. The symbols and various hand prints are meant to be indicative of a future language fitting of the narrative of the world expressed through my art. The original piece was over Id’ say 48 hours with acrylics and house paint on canvas, and it is no longer for sale.
1xRun: Anything immediate you would like us to highlight?
David Young V: Yes, keep an eye out, ‘cause I’m gonna fucking KILL IT!
1xRun: Tell us how the idea and execution came about?
David Young V: The idea came from a previous series of flags I created 18 months prior to this one. I’ve always liked the idea of flags and banners (much like that of symbols). I wanted to create some flags unique to me that do not necessarily have any roots in nations or movements but rather a fictional origins representative of literal influences. However not traced to any specific one.
1xRun: What is unique about this piece?
David Young V: It’s unique because it my own language and style.
1xRun: Why should people buy this print?
David Young V: Because it’s a long – term investment in their future.
1xRun: Describe this piece in one gut reaction word.
David Young V: Staggering.
1xRun: Let’s talk a bit about this series, is this a continuation of the Epilogue imagery or how does that tie in with your previous work?
David Young V: The Epilogue series was tied into what I was already doing with this work. The only difference is with Epilogue, I was fusing my work in with Eddie Colla and Hugh Leeman. In the case of this particular print edition, it’s all me, however we do have more to come with additional collaborative works very soon…
1xRun: Tell us about some of the other pieces in this series?
David Young V: All of the pieces in this series (flags, drawings, weapons, etc.) all tie in with one specific narrative. The flags are part of an effort to bring my world into a three dimensional light. Much like taking elements of my world out of the drawings and into real life.
1xRun: What inspired you to create this latest series “Live Forever” ?
David Young V: The series of work I’ve been working on for the last few years, including the flags. Much of it’s inspiration comes from art I was already inspired by, film, everyday thoughts/ events in my life and punk culture.
1xRun: Do you consider this work political? Are you very politically active?
David Young V: I don’t consider my work very politically despite its content. I am perhaps the least politically active person I’ve ever known, I’m surprised I even vote.