Roland creates intricate, curious drawings through which he develops his own unique weird and wonderful worlds. He goes through phases of work, shifting between squares, abstract shapes or character drawings. Occasionally he will fuse these ideas together to create simplified abstract landscapes, often with a circus or transport theme for his characters to stand in.
The character drawings offer a series of intriguing line-ups. Each drawing has its own story and Roland will occasionally talk about each character and the places he has positioned them in, at other times his drawings remain a mystery. Roland’s delicate approach to each drawing creates subtle facial expressions and emphasizes the wonderfully quirky shapes and forms of each figure.
Roland Young is a resident artist at ActionSpace’s South London studio