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Elephant with ball

Youngo Verma

He is painter and sculptor par excellence, born 1938 in Kherikalan, Haryana in India. Graduated from Delhi College of Fine Art in Sculptural Art in 1964. He has had the good fortune of learning from and working with the great Indian masters BC Sanyal and KS Kulkarni. After his graduation, he taught Art and Sculpture for few years in Jamia Millia College Delhi. In 1971, influenced by the Bauhaus school, he moved to Germany to study art at Frankfurt Stadel College under Michael Croissant, where he further honed his skills in sculpture and bronze castings. During his 10 years in Germany, Youngo worked tirelessly sketching, painting and sculpting from live models. He held several solo shows, group exhibitions and commissioned works. 


In 1981, he moved to Toronto, Canada. A man of strong conviction, Youngo has worked for the last four decades exploring the subtle and intense interface of light and dark, and the presence of duality in everything around us. He has come up with highly evocative expressions which transport the viewer into a galaxy of discovery and inspiration. Genre of Youngo’s work Is as eclectic, diverse and unique as that of the European masters Rodin, Degas and Brancusi.


His three dimensional graphite sketch work bears his signature of originality, labour of love and uncompromising commitment. He captures elemental forms close to human sensitivity with ease and precision. He brings complexity, ambivalence, tension and paradox to play upon these forms by intertwining them, inverting them, and twisting them rhythmically while giving a fine texture and plastic like effect to his drawings. His use of colour, form and light in his paintings add a mystical streak that evokes eroticism. He has incorporated Tantra in his work, while preserving the sanctity of its pristine spirit. Youngo has also created many sculptures, murals and installations in wood, ceramics and metal.

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