b. 1990 Los Angeles, California, USA. Lives and works in Los Angeles, California, USA
Yung Jake first received acclaim for his rap videos that relate to technology, social media and pop culture. Since then, he has created wall works that combine painting, printing, drawing, collage and video on supports made of found metal and new powder-coated steel. He juxtaposes images of twisted Fiji Water bottles, cartoon and video game characters and his own likeness to create paintings that are all-encompassing self-portraits. In addition to portraying aspects of his appearance, they depict his fascination with the pop culture images of his youth. By using scrap metal, Yung Jake has sought the perfect balance to the ephemerality of the internet.