Yung Jake is a net-centric artist, director, and rapper, perhaps best known for his music videos, which integrate the worlds of hip-hop, technology, social media, and contemporary art.From music video, virtual reality performance, online apps, and parties as sculpture, Yung Jake will give a comprehensive overview of the broad range of his practice straddling these separate worlds. He will discuss his evolution as an artist and will disclose his process as he moves between existing online, in the gallery space, and in the real world.
Datamosh (2011) parodied the trend in music video of datamoshing (a digital technique that distorts images) while playing to a contemporary digital art audience. His 2012 video E.m-bed.de/d (2012), commented on the pursuit of internet fame. He has had three solo shows with Steve Turner and presented a solo project at the 2014 fair, Art Berlin Contemporary and Art Brussels (2016). His work has screened at Sundance (2013) and he has performed in Los Angeles at the Hammer Museum, Redcat (2013), MOCA (2014), and at the Museum of Modern Art in April 2016.
Yung Jake, Jay Z. emoji.ink. Courtesy of the artist