Aaron Young
Aaron Young
Aaron Young
Aaron Young
Aaron Young is a noted interdisciplinary artist who creates objects resulting from spectacle and performance that reflect several facets of urban and popular culture. He contributed an image from Arc Light, one of his most well-known performances, for a limited edition RxArt magnetic puzzle.  In Arc Light, skateboarders and motor cycle riders performed various stunts on customized platforms. Traces of these acts, along with those from other performances, are preserved as videos, drawings, sculptures and photographs. Overall, his work offers a contemporary interpretation of Jackson Pollock’s “action paintings,” replacing gestural splatters of paint with intertwining skateboard wheel and motorcycle tire tracks.

Young was born in San Francisco in 1972. He received his BFA in 2001 from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from Yale University in 2004. Young’s work has been exhibited at noted institutions such as P.S 1 Contemporary Art Center (Long Island City, NY), the Whitney Biennial (New York, NY) and the Serpentine Gallery (London, UK). Moreover, his work is held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY), Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, CA) and Saatchi Gallery (London, UK). The artist has had several solo exhibitions at top galleries such as Gagosian Gallery (Beverly Hills, CA) and Galerie Amine Rech (Paris, FR) among others. Young lives and works in New York City.