(b 1978South Africa. Lives and works in Cape Town)
Ed Young is a conceptual artist working in a range of media, ranging from hyperreal sculpture to scripto-visual painting, murals, video, giraffes, teddy bears and children.
He designs works of minimal content in pursuit of perpetual happiness. Since his arrival on the South African art scene, Young has been celebrated for his inability to adapt and has long since overstayed his welcome.
Somewhat insincere, recurring interests and themes include hints of disinterest, frequent and unnecessary references to Enya, restless leg syndrome, Lacanian lap dances, unrealistic fantasies of a Sister Act II reboot, and a genuine and fundamental lack of understanding.