Yung Lenox "LA's Most Wanted" @ Gallery 1988 (West)Juxtapoz // Friday, 02 May 2014
Yung Lenox "LA's MOST WANTED" presented by LRG at Gallery 1988 (West)
Yung Lenox, who we profiled in the September, 2013 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine, will be making his first major west coast debut at Gallery 1988 (West) on Thursday, May 8th, 2014. Yung Lenox will be in attendance and showing over 30 original works. He will also be debuting 8 exclusive pieces that have never been released. Originals works and signed prints will be available for purchase at the show.
Profile in the September, 2013 issue of Juxtapoz Magazine:
Yung Lenox lives in Seattle, Washington, but his marker portraits of rappers first debuted during last year's Frieze Week. The artist was not able to attend his own debut. He was at home. Asleep. It was past his bedtime. Probably due to the fact he was six years old. The Yung God, who is now seven, happens to be my son. There are two ways my dude does these drawings. Some are freehand, and with the others he traces an outline using a light board. As he draws we go over shapes and color choices, usually listening to the rapper or artist he's drawing. The irony of it all is that there is no irony. He doesn't have an opinion on the subjects. He doesn't care about Guccci mane or Juvenile. My dude doesn't have an opinion about pre-Rollins Black Flag versus post-Rollins Black Flag. It's just a puzzle to him. He draws to solve. It's the reaction that is the interesting part. They "Ooohhh@" and "Awwww!" They email me to commission new work. They wax on about the symbolism and go into complicated narratives about his work. But Yung Lenox isn't listening to any of it. He's too busy playing Minecraft on his tablet. And that's why he's my favorite artist out there. -Skip Class
Gallery 1988 (West)
7308 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Thursday, May 8th, 2014
Starting at 7pm and closing at 10pm
Follow Yung Lenox on Instagram: @yunglenox
Yung Lenox is a contemporary artist whose works focuses primarily on portraits of rappers and rap album covers.
His first illustrations of Biggie, Juvenile, Cam'ron, and Gucci Mane were exhibited during Frieze Week in New York City. He was only 5 years old at the time of the show. Fast forward two years and his work has been featured in numerous print and online media including: Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Good Morning America, Juxtapoz, and Frank 151.
Yung Lenox is 7 years old and lives in Seattle, WA.