Dustin Yellin artworks are based on an accumulative process of painting on multiple layers of resin or glass, creating three-dimensional forms. Utilizing discarded found objects he has explored how we move within a mental environment of shifting depths–redolent of Deleuze’s A Thousand Plateaus.
Common subjects in his artworks are biological imagery. While historic artists like Leopold Blaschka and Ernst Haeckel have used their techniques to represent real biological forms, Dustin Yellin’s artworks exist as permutations of natural life and form. His paintings use a method of representing three-dimensional forms that is reminiscent of both lenticular images and rapid prototyping. The technique approximates a static volumetric display and is autostereoscopic, as his artworks appear three dimensional without the use of special glasses or viewing equipment.
Yellin is currently researching and developing three-dimensional photography and photo-collage portraiture. He has invented a pixel based rapid prototyping machine (as opposed to a voxel based machine) in order to introduce a digital trajectory into his mark making practice.