11th May 2024

Revisiting “Formations”

Looking through old work to inspire the new.

My 2019 artwork Formations was all about exploring symmetry and composition. The stars are made from simple drawings, mirrored across six lines. Smaller stars are scattered around them to complete the effect.

A tall, vertical banner was the perfect setting for these beautiful shapes:

Formations by Herm the Younger (2019)

Not only was this proof that you can make something out of nothing, but it affirmed that the best art is made that way. Limiting your means stimulates deep creativity.

The process itself created some lovely surprises. When the drawings were scanned in, they appeared to glow. As it happens, this effect was caused by my settings being wrong:

The glowing drawings (A4 scan)

Were I to remake this artwork now, I would retain much of this texture and lighting in the final piece. Yet the simplicity of this series does not offend five years later. It inspires, and that is the ultimate achievement of art.

To those who are reading:

Make good work.
It is all worth it.

1st March 2024

Break (Work in Progress)

New artwork – entitled Break – coming soon.

10th December 2019

New Work: Formations

Illustrations exploring symmetry, composition, and making something out of nothing.

Formations by Herm the Younger
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24th November 2019

Signed Art Prints

This project documents the development of three giclée art prints: Hidden, Colour Pull and World. They are printed with archival ink on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm paper, ensuring brilliant colours and perfect detail. Dimensions: 12in x 12in.

The Chosen Artworks

Hidden Art Print
Colour Pull Art Print
World Art Print
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Herm the Younger is an artist and designer from the UK.
For inquiries and commissions please contact:
h@hermtheyounger.com