Aaron Young (b. 1972)

American, b. 1972

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Aaron Young (b. 1972)

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American, b. 1972

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Biography

Aaron Young is best known for performance art works like Greeting Card (2007), in which a team of motorcycle riders performed intricate choreography atop a plywood surface covered in seven layers of fluorescent paint and two coats of black acrylic. The resulting panels, referencing Jackson Pollock's Action painting and Robert Rauschenberg's 1951 Automobile Tire Print, combine the gestural marks of revealed paint, tire burns, and skid marks. Young's sculptures, such as spray-painted boulders and battered iron barricades recast in gold-plated cast steel, are similarly interested in the figures and imagery of rebel and urban culture.

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Biography

Aaron Young is best known for performance art works like Greeting Card (2007), in which a team of motorcycle riders performed intricate choreography atop a plywood surface covered in seven layers of fluorescent paint and two coats of black acrylic. The resulting panels, referencing Jackson Pollock's Action painting and Robert Rauschenberg's 1951 Automobile Tire Print, combine the gestural marks of revealed paint, tire burns, and skid marks. Young's sculptures, such as spray-painted boulders and battered iron barricades recast in gold-plated cast steel, are similarly interested in the figures and imagery of rebel and urban culture.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
KW Institute for Contemporary Art, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial