Yung Jake: Cartoons Too

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6830 Santa Monica Boulevard, CA 90038, Los Angeles, United States
Open: By Appointment


Yung Jake: Cartoons Too

Los Angeles

Yung Jake: Cartoons Too
to Sat 4 Apr 2020
By Appointment

Steve Turner presents Cartoons Too, a solo exhibition by Yung Jake featuring a series of new paintings that mark the artist’s return to the medium after nearly ten years creating rap videos, related digital works and assemblage.


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The new paintings consist of supports made of found metal upon which the artist has painted portraits, mostly of himself, in which cartoon elements are included within his likeness.

Yung Jake earned a BFA from CalArts (2013) and while there became well known for his rap videos that integrate the worlds of hip-hop, technology, social media and contemporary art. In the last few years, he has also gained attention for his metal combines which, in 2017, were featured in ARS17, Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum, Helsinki and 21C Museum Hotel, Nashville where there is a permanently installed Yung Jake suite. This is his sixth solo exhibition at Steve Turner.

Courtesy of the artist and Steve Turner, Los Angeles

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