Aaron Young, ‘Plutonic Heaven’, 2006, Joyce Varvatos

About Aaron Young

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.

American, b. 1972

Solo Shows

2010
Beverly Hills,
Aaron Young: The Right Way To Do Wrong

Group Shows

2016
New York,
Shrines to Speed Art And The Automobile: From The Minimal To The Postmodern

Fair History on Artsy

2015
Magen H Gallery at PAD London 2015
2015
Kukje Gallery / Tina Kim Gallery at Frieze New York 2015
2014
Kukje Gallery / Tina Kim Gallery at Art Basel Hong Kong 2014
2013
Massimo De Carlo at Art Basel Hong Kong 2013