John Orion Young is a virtual reality artist and a fifth generation painter and sculptor living in San Francisco.
Young explores the duality of tradition and innovation in artistic mediums. Blending the vocabulary of classical sculpture and painting techniques with virtual reality, he is experimenting with scale, volume, space and human experience.
His work is an exploration of a state of present mind. A representation of the self, the ego and the overlapping of virtual and analog memory. It is a pop-up, interactive, fully immersive world experienced in the same environment that it was created.
The art is a means of rediscovery that fully immerses the viewer in the artist’s visual and psychological universe. Allowing the viewer to step into the artist's mind and offering an opportunity to interact with the work in the future.