East Hampton, NY – Tripoli Gallery is pleased to present Yung Jake: Twisted Metal III, a solo exhibition featuring new works by Yung Jake. The exhibition will be on view at Tripoli Gallery East Hampton, 87 Newtown Lane, from May 23rd through June 21st, 2015, with an opening reception on Saturday, May 23rd from 6 to 8 p.m.
Twisted Metal III brings together a selection from Yung Jake’s works on metal series. Motifs have been distorted, manipulated and applied in the form of vinyl wrap to the surface of found scrap metal, resulting in a present-day readymade that embraces both the digital world and conceptual art, while illuminating the overlooked, discarded artifacts of our culture.
Yung Jake was established on the web in 2011. He earned his BFA from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in 2012. Known for “Datamosh” (2011), “E.m-bed.de/d,” (2012) and “Look” (2014), Yung Jake’s videos integrate the worlds of rap, technology, social media and contemporary art. His work has been screened at Sundance (2013) and he has performed in Los Angeles at the Hammer Museum and REDCAT (2013) and at MOCA (2014). Yung Jake was named “Breakout Art Star” in LA Weekly in 2013 and #4 of “Ten Rappers Who’ve Dipped Their Toes In the Art World’s Water” in The Huffington Postin 2014. In 2014, he had two solo exhibitions at Steve Turner as well as a solo project at ABC Berlin. In 2015, he was showcased in Milan at miart. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.