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Tag: Dustin Yellin

Dustin Yellin continues to evolve his stirring, enormous figures, comprised of collaged materials encased in layers of glass. His “Psychogeographies” are considered to be part of a landmark series of works in sculpture and collage. Yellin was last featured on here.
Brooklyn based sculptor Dustin Yellin (previously covered here) has earned acclaim for his monumental figures made of collaged materials inside of glass panels. The artist calls them "paintings-sculptures" for his combined use of drawings, paintings, magazine clippings, and three-dimensional works, weighing 12 tons at their largest. Inspired by 19th century taxonomic art, Yellin's work focuses on otherworldly mutations of living things, especially plants and insects. His recently completed "Psychogeographies" is now on permanent display at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, DC.
Sculptor Dustin Yellin sought to capture the energy and movement of dance in his recent installation for the New York City Ballet's Art Series, on view through March 1. The artist humorously describes his translucent pieces as "glass sandwiches": He renders each layer of a figure on a different pane of glass, using a combination of collage and painting, and fuses the various panes into a 3,000 pound glass prism. In the end result, the figure appears to float inside the glass with all its various layers revealed. The pieces are part of Yellin's larger series, "Psychogeographies," in which he maps out the ways memories are stored in the body.

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