East Hampton, NY -- For the exhibition, cartoons, the artist Yung Jake will create a new body of works related to the narrative and characters in his animated stories. The storyline in Jake’s animations revolves around a character named Kelvin. The plot is shaped into various vignettes about the environment, culture and the society in which Kelvin lives. In the Moran and Spiga Galleries, elements of Jake’s cartoon will be displayed in various formats including videos, drawings, and an immersive installation.

Yung Jake is a multi-platform creator who fuses the digital and physical worlds in visual artworks, rap videos, apps and digital art made for the internet. His mediums have ranged from found and fabricated metal “combines” to video installations that reflect on pop culture, social media, consumerism, and the internet. In his “combines,” Yung Jake digitally distorts characters from cartoons and video games, as well as images of consumer products, creating twisted, elongated shapes rendered on metal. Well known for his emoji portraits, Yung Jake produces likenesses of celebrities and internet personalities in the form of pointillist portraits generated using his app, emoji.ink. The artist’s continuously evolving toolkit of internet content, combined with personal and lyrical ideas on mass culture and the internet, is a response to the ubiquity of online life and mediated experiences.

Born in Sag Harbor and raised in Bali, New Zealand, and Bridgehampton, NY, Yung Jake was established on the internet in 2011 and received his BFA from California Institute of the Arts in 2012. He has had eleven solo exhibitions since 2014, including several shows with Steve Turner, Los Angeles, a project at Art Berlin Contemporary, Berlin, and two exhibitions at Tripoli Gallery, Southampton, NY. His artwork has been included in more than 20 group shows, and featured at venues such as Sundance Film Festival, and in performances throughout Los Angeles, including Hammer Museum, REDCAT, MOCA, The Getty Center, and in New York at The Museum of Modern Art. Yung Jake exhibited in Finland in 2017 at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, and in China at OCAT Shanghai with KADIST San Francisco in 2018.

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hoody, 2019
Yung Jake

hoody, 2019

neon and found metal on carpet
60 x 24 x 16 inches
(152.5 x 61 x 40.6 cm)

animation, 2019
Yung Jake

animation, 2019

animation, tv, powder coated metal frame, and toy car
67 x 33 x 24 inches
(170.2 x 83.8 x 61 cm

kelvin walking , 2019
Yung Jake

kelvin walking , 2019

animation, tv, and powder coated metal frame
66.25 x 33 x 24 inches
(168.3 x 83.8 x 61 cm)

kelvin sizzle , 2019
Yung Jake

kelvin sizzle , 2019

animation, tv, and powder coated metal frame
63 x 53 x 24 inches
(160 x 134.6 x 61 cm)

Don't let the outside world affect ur innards (Sides 1 & 2), 2019
Yung Jake

Don't let the outside world affect ur innards (Sides 1 & 2), 2019

powder coated frame, dry-erase marker, permanent marker, and post-its on dry erase board
75 x 45 x 24 inches
(190.5 x 114.3 x 61 cm)

I'll have a glass of ur finest wine/ok but if you had to choose one (Sides 1 & 2), 2019
Yung Jake

I'll have a glass of ur finest wine/ok but if you had to choose one (Sides 1 & 2), 2019

powder coated frame, dry-erase marker, permanent marker, and post-its on dry erase board
75 x 45 x 24 inches
(190.5 x 114.3 x 61 cm)

Take the dive/green text (Sides 1 & 2), 2019
Yung Jake

Take the dive/green text (Sides 1 & 2), 2019

powder coated frame, dry-erase marker, permanent marker, and post-its on dry erase board
75 x 45 x 24 inches
(190.5 x 114.3 x 61 cm)

desk 1, 2109
Yung Jake

desk 1, 2109

powder coated school desk with permanent marker, stickers, and zip tie
30.5 x 22 x 33 inches
(77.5 x 55.9 x 84 cm)

desk 2, 2109
Yung Jake

desk 2, 2109

powder coated school desk with permanent marker, stickers, chain, and post-it drawing
30.5 x 22 x 33 inches
(77.5 x 55.9 x 84 cm)

desk 3, 2019
Yung Jake

desk 3, 2019

powder coated school desk with permanent marker, stickers, and duct tape
30.5 x 22 x 33 inches
(77.5 x 55.9 x 84 cm)

desk 4, 2019
Yung Jake

desk 4, 2019

powder coated school desk with permanent marker, stickers, and duct tape
30.5 x 22 x 33 inches
(77.5 x 55.9 x 84 cm)

desk 5, 2019
Yung Jake

desk 5, 2019

powder coated school desk with permanent marker, stickers, and duct tape
30.5 x 22 x 33 inches
(77.5 x 55.9 x 84 cm)

desk 6, 2019
Yung Jake

desk 6, 2019

powder coated school desk with permanent marker, stickers, and duct tape
30.5 x 22 x 33 inches
(77.5 x 55.9 x 84 cm)

desk 7, 2019
Yung Jake

desk 7, 2019

powder coated school desk with permanent marker, stickers, zip tie, and duct tape
30.5 x 22 x 33 inches
(77.5 x 55.9 x 84 cm)

desk 8, 2019
Yung Jake

desk 8, 2019

powder coated school desk with permanent marker, stickers, and duct tape
30.5 x 22 x 33 inches
(77.5 x 55.9 x 84 cm)

desk 9, 2019
Yung Jake

desk 9, 2019

powder coated school desk with permanent marker, stickers, zip tie, and duct tape
30.5 x 22 x 33 inches
(77.5 x 55.9 x 84 cm)

desk 10, 2019
Yung Jake

desk 10, 2019

powder coated school desk with permanent marker, stickers, and duct tape
30.5 x 22 x 33 inches
(77.5 x 55.9 x 84 cm)

desk 11, 2019
Yung Jake

desk 11, 2019

powder coated school desk with permanent marker, stickers, and duct tape
30.5 x 22 x 33 inches
(77.5 x 55.9 x 84 cm)

desk 12, 2019
Yung Jake

desk 12, 2019

powder coated school desk with permanent marker, stickers, zip tie, and duct tape
30.5 x 22 x 33 inches
(77.5 x 55.9 x 84 cm)

window 2 , 2019
Yung Jake

window 2 , 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

holding up hair 2, 2019
Yung Jake

holding up hair 2, 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

Yung Jake
run from ur thoughts , 2019
Yung Jake

run from ur thoughts , 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

it crashed, 2019
Yung Jake

it crashed, 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

watch yourself, 2019
Yung Jake

watch yourself, 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

... , 2019
Yung Jake

... , 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

, 2019
Yung Jake

, 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

idk whats wrong with me doc, 2019
Yung Jake

idk whats wrong with me doc, 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

desert landscape , 2019
Yung Jake

desert landscape , 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

windy rd, 2019
Yung Jake

windy rd, 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

TBT (post-it drawing 12) , 2019
Yung Jake

TBT (post-it drawing 12) , 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

realistic self portrait, 2019
Yung Jake

realistic self portrait, 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

playing rdr2, 2019
Yung Jake

playing rdr2, 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

chez lounge , 2019
Yung Jake

chez lounge , 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

yellow, 2019
Yung Jake

yellow, 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

log, 2019
Yung Jake

log, 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

flying, 2019
Yung Jake

flying, 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

skating, 2019
Yung Jake

skating, 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

looking at a dumpster , 2019
Yung Jake

looking at a dumpster , 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

window , 2019
Yung Jake

window , 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

shake, 2019
Yung Jake

shake, 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

meme, 2019
Yung Jake

meme, 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

sitting with legs crossed on a couch , 2019
Yung Jake

sitting with legs crossed on a couch , 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

on go cart, 2019
Yung Jake

on go cart, 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

surfing, 2019
Yung Jake

surfing, 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

playing video games, 2019
Yung Jake

playing video games, 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

lifting weight , 2019
Yung Jake

lifting weight , 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

smoking juul , 2019
Yung Jake

smoking juul , 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

TBT (post-it drawing) , 2019
Yung Jake

TBT (post-it drawing) , 2019

pen on post-it, plexiglass and powder coated metal frame
3 x 3 inches (4 x 4 inches framed)
(7.6 x 7.6 cm)

Yung Jake
racetrack and miscellaneous objects , 2019
Yung Jake

racetrack and miscellaneous objects , 2019

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