Dustin Yellin, ‘Hole No. 15’, 2015, Rush Philanthropic Benefit Auction 2015

Dustin Yellin’s “Hole” series is the latest iteration of the artist’s collage work. Yellin deftly cuts into found imagery and adds new elements of color to the resulting negative space, translating the layered complexity of his sculptures to a two dimensional surface. Yellin has exhibited his work extensively throughout North America and Europe, and recently created an installation of figural glass sculptures for the New York City Ballet, exhibited in the atrium of the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.


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About Dustin Yellin

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.

American, b. 1975, Los Angeles, California, based in New York, New York