Laid back and unassuming in demeanor, MacKenzie Younger is a quiet storm. Beneath his chill exterior lies a hotbed of artistic know-how. Keeping with his calm demeanor, Young does not feel the need to annotate his artwork with a boisterous speaking voice and an arsenal of grand hand gestures. Simply put, his work does all the talking.
Younger grew up in the Lower Manhattan section of New York City, just below the Brooklyn Bridge. While Younger is a native urbanite, he describes himself as being very in tune with nature. Even though he lives in a bustling metropolitan area, he finds bits and pieces of the natural everywhere he goes. He considers the Brooklyn Bridge to be his Mount Rushmore, the East River his Mighty Mississippi, and the skyscraper engulfed midtown to be his Grand Canyon.
Unlike the average New Yorker, Younger walks at a pace that is half a step slower, a trait which lends to his stand-out individuality. Younger maintains a quiet efficiency and a friendly, low-key awareness that makes him an ideal artist. You can almost compare Younger to the Viking of 6th Avenue–without the horned helmet and Nordic garbs.
Younger’s affinity with the natural and his use of technologically advanced mediums to create his art makes his work very unique. He is particularly skilled at blending old world aesthetics with new age appeal. Recently, Quiet Lunch stopped by Younger’s home where he gave us a tour of his studio and talked to us about his personal journey as an artist.
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