Hi friends – sorry for going dark on you for a bit. I took a little jaunt to Montana’s hinterlands which comes with a blissful lack of wifi. I’ll be sharing peaks at our snow-filled week on Insta later over the next couple of days. But even when I’m surrounded by some of the most stunning wilderness you can ever imagine, design is never not on my mind. As I try to tie the final bow onto our house, adding art is top of mind. I’ve framed a couple of oversized prints, but now I’m looking for a good mini-gallery wall moment.

Enter Chicago-based artist Josh Young.

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Josh first caught my attention with his modern take on historic portraits, but his latest work – a mixture of  is really making me swoon. In his most recent collection, Josh as been taking  one of a kind artwork on the pages of rare French, English and early American antique documents over which he paints geometric shapes, words or perhaps plays with color.

Color me obsessed.

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An self-proclaimed artist since age six, Josh is classically trained at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Italy and while his works have a very classic European bent, there’s still something universally modern and timeless about them. It helps that he also has an amazing aesthetic eye, which is on display in both his apartment and studio (tour here).

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One of the most amazing thing’s about Josh’s work is how affordable it is. Many pieces are under $100. Many are also sold out, but word on the street is that Josh takes commissions. I’m also loving his Retrograde Collection – which uses a mix of abstract shapes, lines and muted monotone color palettes.

I’m envisioning a fun cluster of Josh’s work in our upstairs hall. I’ll keep you posted how it turns out!

To learn about more inspiring artists – CLICK HERE.

 

images via josh young design house & the maryn

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