Tripoli Gallery

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

migos, 2017
UV cured ink on dibond
70 x 82 x 2.5 inches (178 x 208 x 6.5 cm)

sza, 2018
UV cured ink on dibond
53 x 70 x 2.5 inches (134.5 x 178 x 6.5 cm)

eric, 2018
UV cured ink on dibond
62.5 x 53 x 2.5 inches (159 x 134.5 x 6.5 cm)

kendrick, 2017
UV cured ink on dibond
50 x 45 x 2.25 inches (127 x 114.5 x 5.5 cm)

travis, 2017
UV cured ink on dibond
50 x 37 x 2.25 inches (127 x 94 x 5.5 cm)

frances, 2017
UV cured ink on dibond
50 x 37 x 2.25 inches (127 x 94 x 5.5 cm)

zoe, 2018
UV cured ink on dibond
50 x 37 x 2.25 inches (127 x 94 x 5.5 cm)

xan, 2018
UV cured ink on dibond
36 x 28.5 x 2.25 inches (91.5 x 72.5 x 5.5 cm)

miquela, 2018
UV cured ink on dibond
36 x 28.5 x 2.25 inches (91.5 x 72.5 x 5.5 cm)

nicki, 2018
UV cured ink on dibond
36 x 28.5 x 2.25 inches (91.5 x 72.5 x 5.5 cm)

tommy, 2018
UV cured ink on dibond
36 x 28.5 x 2.25 inches (91.5 x 72.5 x 5.5 cm)

beyonce, 2018
archival pigment ink print
30 x 21-5/8 inches (76 x 55 cm), Edition of 30

dave, 2018
archival pigment ink print
30 x 21-5/8 inches (76 x 55 cm), Edition of 30

billie, 2018
archival pigment ink print
30 x 21-5/8 inches (76 x 55 cm), Edition of 30

cardi, 2017
archival pigment ink print
30 x 21-5/8 inches (76 x 55 cm), Edition of 30

chance, 2017
archival pigment ink print
30 x 21-5/8 inches (76 x 55 cm), Edition of 30

charli, 2018
archival pigment ink print
30 x 21-5/8 inches (76 x 55 cm), Edition of 30

frank, 2017
archival pigment ink print
30 x 21-5/8 inches (76 x 55 cm), Edition of 30

meek, 2018
archival pigment ink print
30 x 21-5/8 inches (76 x 55 cm), Edition of 30

kurt, 2018
archival pigment ink print
30 x 21-5/8 inches (76 x 55 cm), Edition of 30

donald, 2018
archival pigment ink print
30 x 21-5/8 inches (76 x 55 cm), Edition of 30

Emoji Portraits at Market Art + Design

Yung Jake

July 5 ‐ July 8, 2018

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Tripoli Gallery is pleased to present Emoji Portraits at Market Art + Design, its second presentation of emoji portraits by Los Angeles-based creator, Yung Jake. Featuring new digital paintings, Emoji Portraits at Market Art + Design will be on view in Tripoli Gallery’s Market Art + Design Booth 109 from July 5th through July 8th, 2018 at the Bridgehampton Museum located at 2368 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY. A performance presented by Yung Jake and ILLROOTS featuring rapper Lil Tracy will take place Friday, July 6th, 2018 at a private location to be announced.

Last year, Yung Jake’s emoji portrait series debuted in hard copy at Tripoli Gallery in an exhibition titled Emoji Portraits, which was featured in the New York Times. This new presentation of Emoji Portraits at Market Art + Design showcases the most recent additions to Yung Jake’s ongoing series of emoji portraits, which began in 2015. Tripoli Gallery’s booth at Market Art + Design will showcase 11 new unique emoji portraits printed with UV cured ink on dibond, as well as 10 different editions of 30, printed on paper.

Emoji Portraits at Market Art + Design highlights the development of the artist’s painting skills using emoji.ink, an app that allows its users to paint with emojis. Developed by Yung Jake’s company Tig.ht Corp., co-founded with partner Vince McKelvie, emoji.ink has been updated with enhanced features such as the ability to rotate emojis, and is frequently evolving its palette of emojis–which expand in color, shading, and detail–with each new emoji release. Yung Jake adds a new dimension to the familiar faces depicted in the portraits migos, sza, kendrick, frances, and several others, as he skillfully recreates their likenesses with emojis–CDs, laptops, peace hands and orange hearts–to name just a few.

Yung Jake was established on the internet in 2011 and received his BFA from California Institute of the Arts (Cal Arts) in 2012. He has had eleven solo exhibitions since 2014, including five shows at Steve Turner in LA, a project at ABC Berlin, and his previous solo shows with Tripoli Gallery, Emoji Portraits and Twisted Metal. His artwork has been included in more than twenty group shows and showcased and sold in numerous art fairs including MiArt, Milan (2015), UNTITLED, Miami Beach (2016; 2017), Art Brussels, Belgium (2016), the Seattle Art Fair (2016), and the Dallas Art Fair (2016). His work has been featured at venues including Sundance (2013), where his videos Datamosh (2011), and E.m-bed.de/d (2012) were screened, as well as performances in Los Angeles at the Hammer Museum (2013), REDCAT (2013), MOCA (2014), The Getty Center (2015), and in New York at the Museum of Modern Art (2016). Last year, his solo booth with Steve Turner at the 2017 edition of Zona Maco Sur, Mexico City sold out. Also in 2017, a series of powder-coated metal pieces featured at ARS17, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland, as well as in Yung Jake's most recent solo exhibition at Steve Turner titled Caution: Wet Floor. Yung Jake lives and works in California.

For press inquiries or further information, please contact info@tripoligallery.com or call 631.377.3715.

 


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel


Installation Shot, Photo by Kira Buckel

Yung Jake
migos, 2017
UV cured ink on dibond
70 x 82 x 2.5 inches (178 x 208 x 6.5 cm)

Yung Jake
sza, 2018
UV cured ink on dibond
53 x 70 x 2.5 inches (134.5 x 178 x 6.5 cm)

Yung Jake
eric, 2018
UV cured ink on dibond
62.5 x 53 x 2.5 inches (159 x 134.5 x 6.5 cm)

Yung Jake
kendrick, 2017
UV cured ink on dibond
50 x 45 x 2.25 inches (127 x 114.5 x 5.5 cm)

Yung Jake
travis, 2017
UV cured ink on dibond
50 x 37 x 2.25 inches (127 x 94 x 5.5 cm)

Yung Jake
frances, 2017
UV cured ink on dibond
50 x 37 x 2.25 inches (127 x 94 x 5.5 cm)

Yung Jake
zoe, 2018
UV cured ink on dibond
50 x 37 x 2.25 inches (127 x 94 x 5.5 cm)

Yung Jake
xan, 2018
UV cured ink on dibond
36 x 28.5 x 2.25 inches (91.5 x 72.5 x 5.5 cm)

Yung Jake
miquela, 2018
UV cured ink on dibond
36 x 28.5 x 2.25 inches (91.5 x 72.5 x 5.5 cm)

Yung Jake
nicki, 2018
UV cured ink on dibond
36 x 28.5 x 2.25 inches (91.5 x 72.5 x 5.5 cm)

Yung Jake
tommy, 2018
UV cured ink on dibond
36 x 28.5 x 2.25 inches (91.5 x 72.5 x 5.5 cm)

Yung Jake
beyonce, 2018
archival pigment ink print
30 x 21-5/8 inches (76 x 55 cm), Edition of 30

Yung Jake
dave, 2018
archival pigment ink print
30 x 21-5/8 inches (76 x 55 cm), Edition of 30

Yung Jake
billie, 2018
archival pigment ink print
30 x 21-5/8 inches (76 x 55 cm), Edition of 30

Yung Jake
cardi, 2017
archival pigment ink print
30 x 21-5/8 inches (76 x 55 cm), Edition of 30

Yung Jake
chance, 2017
archival pigment ink print
30 x 21-5/8 inches (76 x 55 cm), Edition of 30

Yung Jake
charli, 2018
archival pigment ink print
30 x 21-5/8 inches (76 x 55 cm), Edition of 30

Yung Jake
frank, 2017
archival pigment ink print
30 x 21-5/8 inches (76 x 55 cm), Edition of 30

Yung Jake
meek, 2018
archival pigment ink print
30 x 21-5/8 inches (76 x 55 cm), Edition of 30

Yung Jake
kurt, 2018
archival pigment ink print
30 x 21-5/8 inches (76 x 55 cm), Edition of 30

Yung Jake
donald, 2018
archival pigment ink print
30 x 21-5/8 inches (76 x 55 cm), Edition of 30