Jack Youngerman

“People seem to have noticed my surfaces, edges, etc., but not my primary concern, which is finding and inventing new shapes. I am working for something organic and lyrical. I like the expressiveness of locked, meshed, or tension-provoking shapes in opposition, a union in combat.”

Jack Youngerman played a significant role in shaping the post-abstract expressionist era of American art. He was included in Sixteen Americans, a seminal Museum of Modern Art, New York, exhibition that heralded this new generation of artists in 1960. In the 1970s, he began creating elaborate wall reliefs using irregularly shaped canvases and later constructions made of fiberglass, polystyrene, epoxy, and other materials.

Source: Artforum, Art Newspaper