Yung Jake

New

July 12 – August 23, 2014 

Yung Jake, New, Steve Turner Contemporary, 2014
Yung Jake, New, Steve Turner Contemporary, 2014
Yung Jake, New, Steve Turner Contemporary, 2014
Yung Jake, New, Steve Turner Contemporary, 2014
Yung Jake, New, Steve Turner Contemporary, 2014
Yung Jake, New, Steve Turner Contemporary, 2014
Yung Jake, New, Steve Turner Contemporary, 2014
Yung Jake, New, Steve Turner Contemporary, 2014
Yung Jake, New, Steve Turner Contemporary, 2014
Yung Jake, New, Steve Turner Contemporary, 2014
Yung Jake, New, Steve Turner Contemporary, 2014
Yung Jake, New, Steve Turner Contemporary, 2014
Yung Jake, New, Steve Turner Contemporary, 2014
Yung Jake, New, Steve Turner Contemporary, 2014
Yung Jake, New, Steve Turner Contemporary, 2014
Yung Jake, New, Steve Turner Contemporary, 2014
Yung Jake, New, Steve Turner Contemporary, 2014
Yung Jake, New, Steve Turner Contemporary, 2014
Yung Jake, New, Steve Turner Contemporary, 2014
Yung Jake, New, Steve Turner Contemporary, 2014
Yung Jake, New, Steve Turner Contemporary, 2014

New, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, July 2014

New, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, July 2014

New, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, July 2014

New, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, July 2014

New, Installation view, Steve Turner Contemporary, July 2014

what are you doing tn?, 2014. Printed vinyl on found metal, 72 x 70 inches

Old (Page 1) & Old (Page 2), 2014. Printed vinyl on found metal, 46 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches each

Old (Page 1), 2014. Printed vinyl on found metal, 46 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches

Old (Page 1), 2014. Printed vinyl on found metal, 46 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches (detail)

Old (Page 2), 2014. Printed vinyl on found metal, 46 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches

Old (Page 2), 2014. Printed vinyl on found metal, 46 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches (detail)

1280 x 720, Printed vinyl on found metal, fluorescent lights, 36 1/2 x 77 x 35 inches

Balloons, 2014. Printed vinyl on found metal, 30 1/4 x 26 3/4 inches

Internet Skeleton , 2014. Printed vinyl on found metal, 30 1/4 x 25 1/4 inches

Small file, 2014. Printed vinyl on found metal, 35 x 28 1/4 inches

Small file, 2014. Printed vinyl on found metal, 35 x 28 1/4 inches (detail)

Chiraq, 2014. Digital print on clear adhesive wrap, found metal, 24 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches

Chiraq, 2014. Digital print on clear adhesive wrap, found metal, 24 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches (detail)

Printer, 2014. Digital print on found metal, 24 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches

jsuk, 2014. Printed vinyl on found metal, fluorescent lights, 48 x 41 x 41 inches

jsuk, 2014. Printed vinyl on found metal, 48 x 41 x 41 inches

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Steve Turner Contemporary is pleased to present New, a solo exhibition featuring sculpture by Los Angeles-based artist Yung Jake. The works consist of reclaimed scrap metal upon which internet content has been attached or printed. In this series Yung Jake considers the nexus between the overlooked and the ever-present, both in real life and online.

Yung Jake was born on the Internet in 2011. He is best known for his rap videos that integrate the worlds of hip-hop, technology, social media and contemporary art. Datamosh (2011) parodied the trend in music video of datamoshing (a digital technique that distorts images) while playing to a contemporary digital art audience. In E.m-bed.de/d (2012), he commented on the pursuit of Internet fame. 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). He earned a BFA at CalArts in 2012. This is his second solo exhibition at Steve Turner. He will have a solo project at ABC Berlin in September 2014. 

Born 2011, Internet
Lives and works in Los Angeles


Education

2012
BFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California

Selected Exhibitions and Performances 

2014
New, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles
Drawings, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles
Unfollow, MOCA, Los Angeles

2013
Performance at Art Basel, Miami
Water, Tripoli Gallery, Southampton, NY
Datamosh, Shorts Program at AFI fest (won Special Jury Mention), Los Angeles
Performance at Time Warner Storytellers Summit, Laguna, California
Performance at The Future of Story Telling Conference, Staten Island
Performance at Redcat, Los Angeles
Performance at Augmented World Expo, Silicon Valley
Performance at Hammer Museum, Los Angeles
E.m-bed.de/d, New Frontier exhibit. Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah
Augmented Real, New Frontier, exhibit Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah
Datamosh. New Frontier Short Films, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah

2012
Workshop at New Frontier Story Lab, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah
Datamosh, Off the Air, Adult Swim, TV
Datamosh, Bruciennial, New York

2011
Datamosh, gli.tc/h screening, Chicago and Amsterdam

Bibliography

2014
Frank, Priscilla.“Ten Rappers Who’ve Dipped Their Toes In the Art World’s Water,” The Huffington Post,  March 28

2013
Williams, Maxwell. “Yung Jake,” Flaunt, October 29
Wright, James, “Augmented Reality,So It Goes magazine, Issue 1, Volume 1
Johnson, Paddy, “Yung Jake, Video Prankster and Meta-Rapper, Turns the Hustle into Art,” SPIN, November 14
Burnett III, Zaron. “Notes from the Avant-Garde: 5 Artists Pushing Today Into Tomorrow,” Thought Catalog,  April 17
Lewis, Amanda. “Yung Jake, a Recent CalArts Grad, Could Be the Breakout Art Star of Sundance,” LA Weekly, Jan 16

2012
Galperina, Marina. “11 Net Artists You Should Know,” Flavorwire, September 4
Moore, Jacob. “Video: Yung Jake E.m-bed.de/d,’” Complex, March 19