Hisham Youssef, b. 1959. Sculptor. Youssef is a self taught artist. His work in building construction, design, specialty fabrication and restoration for museums and individuals has given him a broad range of skills to apply in the realization of his artistic vision.
Mr. Youssef was born and raised in America in a spirited environment generated by his parents, an Egyptian and a Russian immigrant. This upbringing had a deep influence on the foundation of his artistic work.
His current work explores themes of utility and application of objects, experiences and people from the past.
I tend to work in bursts. Often, I see the whole, complete piece in my mind before I start. Then I have to create with my hands what I have seen. The completion of the piece makes my body feel complete.
Having a vision of the endpoint doesn’t mean I know the meaning of the piece and I am comfortable with that. The completion of what I have seen is what drives me.
My work ranges in scale from two inches to sixty feet. I work in many media but wood is my primary focus.
- Two Pittsburgh art exhibitions showcase artworks by fathers and sons, December 2, 2009. Pittsburgh Post Gazette.
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