Tripoli Gallery

Twisted Metal III, installation shots,

Twisted Metal III, installation shots,

Twisted Metal III, installation shots,

Twisted Metal III, installation shots,

Twisted Metal III, installation shots,

Fiji Bottle (Bent Back), 2015
vinyl wrap on found metal
29-1/2 x 18-3/8 x 2 inches

Fiji Bottle (Knot), 2015
vinyl wrap on found metal
27-7/8 x 14-1/2 x 2 inches

Fiji Bottle (Pouring), 2015
vinyl wrap on found metal
32-1/4 x 17 x 1 inches

Fiji Bottle (S-Shaped), 2015
vinyl wrap on found metal
72-7/8 x 27 x 2 inches

Fiji Bottle (Stretched Over), 2015
vinyl wrap on found metal
35-3/4 x 23-3/4 x 2 inches

Fiji Bottle (Top Off), 2015
vinyl wrap on found metal
68 x 26 x 2 inches

Fiji Bottles (Backwards & Conjoined), 2015
vinyl wrap on found metal
50-1/4 x 28-1/4 x 2 inches

Fiji Bottles (Intertwined), 2015
vinyl wrap on found metal
76-1/4 x 22-1/4 x 2 inches

Fiji Bottles (Stretched Over & Twisted), 2015
vinyl wrap on found metal
37-3/4 x 24-1/4 x 2 inches

Invite Poster, 2015

Twisted Metal III

Yung Jake

May 23 ‐ June 21, 2015

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 Post in 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. 

Yung Jake
Twisted Metal III, installation shots,

Yung Jake
Twisted Metal III, installation shots,

Yung Jake
Twisted Metal III, installation shots,

Yung Jake
Twisted Metal III, installation shots,

Yung Jake
Twisted Metal III, installation shots,

Yung Jake
Fiji Bottle (Bent Back), 2015
vinyl wrap on found metal
29-1/2 x 18-3/8 x 2 inches

Yung Jake
Fiji Bottle (Knot), 2015
vinyl wrap on found metal
27-7/8 x 14-1/2 x 2 inches

Yung Jake
Fiji Bottle (Pouring), 2015
vinyl wrap on found metal
32-1/4 x 17 x 1 inches

Yung Jake
Fiji Bottle (S-Shaped), 2015
vinyl wrap on found metal
72-7/8 x 27 x 2 inches

Yung Jake
Fiji Bottle (Stretched Over), 2015
vinyl wrap on found metal
35-3/4 x 23-3/4 x 2 inches

Yung Jake
Fiji Bottle (Top Off), 2015
vinyl wrap on found metal
68 x 26 x 2 inches

Yung Jake
Fiji Bottles (Backwards & Conjoined), 2015
vinyl wrap on found metal
50-1/4 x 28-1/4 x 2 inches

Yung Jake
Fiji Bottles (Intertwined), 2015
vinyl wrap on found metal
76-1/4 x 22-1/4 x 2 inches

Yung Jake
Fiji Bottles (Stretched Over & Twisted), 2015
vinyl wrap on found metal
37-3/4 x 24-1/4 x 2 inches

Yung Jake
Invite Poster, 2015