Jason Yung is a Brooklyn-based Canadian new media artist working primarily in light, using LEDs. Yung is pioneering a new form of light art that that aims to bring the visual principles of traditional painting into the 21st century by utilizing LED light as a painting medium.
To this end, Yung established Bushwick Lightbox, a platform to showcase this new kind of light art to the public through pop-up street shows.
Art is Yung’s second career. Previously, he was a Canadian diplomat, working mostly on international security files. His experiences serving as a political officer in the Afghanistan war led to his career change into art. Yung has strong interests in psychology, philosophy and spirituality; he aspires to his art to help others transcend dualistic thinking and polarization through transcendent experiences.
Yung graduated from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) in 2019.
You can reach him at: jason [dot] yung [at] gmail [dot] com