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Otto Youngers

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Cafeincredible9
Incredible Supreme 9 Recycled Reclaimed Wood 6' X 10' X 3' © 2006
Cafegodsarmyinstall
Gods Army or Welcome Home We've Come to Save You Reclaimed Wood 10' X 12' X 10' Area © 2004
Cafeburghers
Burghers of Metropolis Reclaimed Recycled Wood 12' X 15' X 15' Area © 2001
Bone_tree_3
They Who Hold Up the Skies Reclaimed Wood © 2007
War_beast
War Beasts Reclaimed Wood © 2006
Horsemen2sq
New and Improved, Deluxe Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Reclaimed Wood © 2006
1_four_horsemen_3
New and Improved, Deluxe Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Reclaimed Wood © 2006
Useful_tools
Useful Tools, September, 2008 Reclaimed/recycled Wood 5' X 1' X 6" Each © otto youngers
Useful_tools_007
Flora, Fauna, Viruses.. OR Trees Make Better People, 2008 Recycled Wood © 2008
Flora_fauna_viruses_2008_048
Flora, Fauna, Viruses... Installation View, November 2, 2008 Recycled/reclaimed Wood Big
Bird_brain_conversation
Bird Brains Converse, November, 2008 Recycled, Reclaimed Wood 10'x 5' X 3' © Otto Youngers
Queue_close
Queue, November, 2008 Recycled/reclaimed Wood 3' X 10' X 15' © Otto Youngers
Chaos_detritus
Universal Chaos Detritus, November, 2008 Recycled/reclaimed Wood Area 5' X 5' © Otto Youngers
Bird_bug
Bird Brain with Bug, November, 2008 Recycled Reclaimed Wood 10' X 3' X 3' © Otto youngers
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Kansas
Birth year
1964
Schools
University of Kansas, 1989, BFA Painting & Sculpture
San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI)
Representing galleries
Tags
maximal, environmental, socio-political, wood-sculpture, Political, Satire, boney, installation, surrealism, figurative, gallery, sculpture, exhibition/performance
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.


 

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