Dustin Yellin


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Dustin Yellin

Magic Mountain, 2023
Acrylic and collage on canvas
37.25 in. x 37.25 in. / 94.6 cm. x 94.6 cm. (framed)

Dustin Yellin (b. 1975, California) tells stories that weave together the diverse forces of nature and technology. Through his multidisciplinary body of work, which includes object making, painting, and animation, Yellin draws attention to the interconnectivity of all beings and things. His approach tunnels across traditionally siloed fields so as to crystallize the idea that the human world and all other worlds around us are a collection of enmeshed networks—even if many are hidden. Yellin’s glass works in particular, in which paint and images clipped from various print media are embedded within laminated glass sheets to form grand pictographic allegories, invite viewers to engage with the legions of their own consciousness and its embodied emotions, as well as that of our collective society and its infrastructures.

His artwork has been exhibited at Brooklyn Museum, Amorepacific Museum of Art, Museo Del Palacio de Bellas Artes, SCAD Museum of Art, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, City Museum, Colección SOLO, Corning Museum of Glass, and with Creative Time, among many others. Yellin is often featured in diverse media ranging from the New York Times to Artforum, Vanity Fair, and TED. He holds an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Yellin is the founder and director of Pioneer Works, a multidisciplinary cultural center that builds community through the arts and sciences. The artist balances descriptive poetry with a prescriptive social practice so as to span new ways of seeing and being, and build a bridge to a more holistic world.

He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Courtesy of the artist (@dustinyellin)

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