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Otto Youngers

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Birthplace
Kansas

Birth year
1964

Website

Schools
University of Kansas, 1989, BFA Painting & Sculpture
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)

Representing galleries

Tags
exhibition/performance, sculpture, gallery, figurative, surrealism, installation, boney, Satire, Political, wood-sculpture, socio-political, environmental, maximal

Statement

Youngers is a champion of the MAXIMAL, a force that reclaims storytelling, craftsmanship, and the material presence of art where 'more' really is 'more.   

Reclaimed wood, his primary material is transformed into complex sculptures that are rough yet refined, contemporary, yet somehow seminal or folk.  In his inimitable style, Youngers deals with the difficult topics of war, greed, destruction and the forces that perpetuate them.  His characters bearing witness like a cast of canaries in our coal mine called earth.

Some pieces are more pointed than others; social criticism quite prevalent under the cloak of humor or veil of surreality that is signature to his work. 

Environmental commentary is inherent in every piece that Otto creates.  All the material he uses is recycled or salvaged.  An avid organic gardener and arborist, he has planted over 150 trees on his property alone, a contemporary 'Johnny Appleseed' with a penchant for evergreens.


 

Recent Exhibits

Otto Youngers participated in these exhibits:

Exhibited with these artists
Otto Youngers has Exhibited with these artists:

Sukran Han Chung Nicholas Coroneos
Exhibited at these venues
Otto Youngers has Exhibited at these venues:

LA Artcore Brewery Annex
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