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Dustin Yellin

American, b. 1975

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Dustin Yellin

American, b. 1975

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Dustin Yellin is as known for his image-rich sculptures as he is for his entrepreneurship, reflected in his contemporary art hub, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, his magazine of artist interviews, Intercourse, and his work in his own studio and running a (now closed) commercial gallery. For Yellin, these projects are interconnected, as his description of Pioneer Works exemplifies: “For me, it's a sculpture. […] It's just like you're working in layers you're seeing through, whether it's layers of glass or layers of people, and eventually all those layers are in harmony and in unison to sort of make something like this possible.” Layers define Yellin’s practice. His sculptures—from large- to small-scale—are composed of thickly layered glass panels, painted or collaged with a riot of images that coalesce into shape-shifting narrative scenes, human figures, or isolated natural forms.

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Dustin Yellin is as known for his image-rich sculptures as he is for his entrepreneurship, reflected in his contemporary art hub, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, his magazine of artist interviews, Intercourse, and his work in his own studio and running a (now closed) commercial gallery. For Yellin, these projects are interconnected, as his description of Pioneer Works exemplifies: “For me, it's a sculpture. […] It's just like you're working in layers you're seeing through, whether it's layers of glass or layers of people, and eventually all those layers are in harmony and in unison to sort of make something like this possible.” Layers define Yellin’s practice. His sculptures—from large- to small-scale—are composed of thickly layered glass panels, painted or collaged with a riot of images that coalesce into shape-shifting narrative scenes, human figures, or isolated natural forms.

Career Highlights
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Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Shows Featuring Dustin Yellin
Articles Featuring Dustin Yellin
Dustin Yellin Imagines a World Wrecked by Climate Change
Dec 19th, 2016
Dustin Yellin Imagines a World Wrecked by Climate Change
10 Artists Who Defied Classification in 2015
Dec 26th, 2015
10 Artists Who Defied Classification in 2015
Dustin Yellin and Eric Fischl’s Two-Person Show Reconsiders the Human Figure
Sep 12th, 2014
Dustin Yellin and Eric Fischl’s Two-Person Show Reconsiders the Human Figure
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