DYOUNGV and EDDIE COLLA San Francisco
David Young (DYoungV) is a known street artist and fine artist working and living in Oakland, CA. Young is a pen and ink artist who is influenced by wheat pastes and graffiti, his monochromatic drawings might be mistaken as a stencil from afar. In actuality, his line work is meticulously detailed, illuminating every stroke and process of the piece. Young has a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York and a Master of Fine Art degree in painting from the Academy of Art, San Francisco, California.
Eddie Colla attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and graduated from the California College of Arts with a BFA in photography/interdisciplinary fine arts in 1991. He began his artistic career as a photographer, working first for the New York Times and later countless magazines, record labels and ad agencies. 15 years later he has morphed into one who counters the all-pervasive nature of commercialism in public spaces.
Since 2005, Colla’s wheatpastes and stencils can be found throughout public spaces in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Miami. Colla first began to garner national recognition when his street art began incorporating images of Barack Obama throughout the 2008 Presidential election. His growing popularity landed him attention on internet blogs, features in six published books, and participation in the “Manifest Hope Art Gallery” shows at the 2008 Democratic National Convention and at the Presidential Inauguration in Washington D.C. His designs have been transformed many times over, from stickers, album and magazine covers. Colla’s work has been featured alongside Hush, Blek Le Rat, Shepard Fairey, Banksy, Keith Haring, and Kaws in the Indoor Mural show at 941 Geary in San Francisco, the Arts Fund Expo at Art Basel Miami and Digard’s “Urban Contemporary Art” Auction in Paris. Publications include the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, and the Chicago Tribune.
Since 2014, Eddie Colla and David Young have traveled to Europe, Asia (Thailand), Mexico (Playa Del Carmen), and throughout the US, collaborating on street murals. They currently share a studio in Oakland, CA.