Art Uncovered - Doug Young

Premiere DateMar 10, 2015
00:00 Intro
01:32 Red Mission of Burma
05:05 Doug Young interview part 1
07:54 The Leather The Oblivions
10:54 Doug Young interview part 2
13:28 Needle and Thread Royal Baths
17:02 Doug Young interview part 3
19:59 All I Think About is You Harry Nilsson
23:30 Doug Young interview part 4
26:45 Jesus Fever Kurt Vile
30:20 Doug Young interview part 5
33:40 Neet Street Godz
36:20 Doug Young interview part 6
40:28 Doug Youg's World Record Setting Banjo Performance
41:47 Finish

This week on the show my guest is artist Doug Young. Doug has just begun a new body of work of paintings on glass,  using a technique called reverse painting.  The images in Doug’s paintings depict strange and fantastical places including a vintage Disneyland Attraction, a lethal injection room and a view of the Death Star’s equatorial trench which Luke Skywalker famously navigates at the end of the film Star Wars.

I sat down with Doug in his studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn to talk about his painting technique, the way that music informs his painting, and how setting the Guinness World Record for longest continuous banjo performance in 2001 transformed the way he makes art.


Host Thomas
Thomas grew up in Northern California where he fell in love with music and photography while going to punk shows and shooting skate photos. He photography in college, which may or may not qualify him to host an…