Cassaria Young Hogan
Born: 1997, Alice Springs, NT
Country: Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara
Born in Alice Springs in 1997, Young Hogan was raised in the remote community of Kalka, nestled amongst the foothills of the Tomkinson Range in the northwestern reaches of South Australia’s APY Lands.
Hailing from a lineage of renowned painters including Carol Young and Nyayati Stanley Young, Cassaria Young Hogan is an emerging artist of remarkable mettle.
Young Hogan’s work is characterised by her bold and writhing iconography, depicting bush trips with extended family – gathering maku (witchetty grub) and tjala (honey ant) and harvesting wood from punu (trees).
The young artist’s signature use of negative space evokes a vibrant inner world, where creatures and symbols dance across the plane of memory in a hypnotic tango of traditional and contemporary mark making.
Cassaria Young Hogan’s work is a joyful chronicle of bush trips to her grandfather’s Country south west of Kalka, encompassing the sacred sites of Kunatjara in South Australia and Mamutjara over the border in Western Australia.
Young Hogan shares a mastery of vibrant colour with her grandfather, senior lawman Nyayati Stanley Young. The artist harnesses her striking colour palette to create a cast of electric characters that boldly announce themselves, jostling for attention against a black background.
The viewer is left to marvel at the neon gathering of forms, perhaps catching glimpses of maku (witchetty grub) and tjala (honey ants) as they are scooped up by Young Hogan and her family during a bush trip to her grandfather’s homelands.