Aaron Young Knokke April 2020
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Guy Pieters Gallery

Aaron Young

Preview cocktail08.08.20 17:00
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Artist on show

American artist Aaron Young is recognized for his performance artworks for which he enlists culturally-resonant participants such as motorcycle riders or skateboarders.

Young and his assistants created paintings by driving motorcycles over plywood panels. The resulting works are covered in exhaust smoke and tire tracks, referencing the gestural action painting of Jackson Pollock. 

Born in 1972 in San Francisco, CA, he went on receive his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MFA from the Yale School of Art. Much of Young’s practice has been influenced by the dangerous and provocative performances of Chris Burden. After completing his education, he moved to New York where he continues to live and work.

Today, the artist’s works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Jumex in Mexico City, among others.

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