What Aaron Young’s work does is to make contemporary art accessible to all. You don’t have to know about Pollock or Duchamp or Frankenthaler to see that Young is a total badass. Young’s art engages with the language of street culture that we are all familiar with – motorcycles, parking meters, bikes, sunglasses, police lines, and bodybuilding. It’s an art of the street, taking what we see everyday and making it even more vibrant. In that way, he plugs into a long line of artists who have taken their work out of the gallery and into the street, and sometimes from the street and into the gallery.
source: thoughtcatalog - Jun. 2, 2010 by Madison Moore
Aaron Young - Smoke Flows In All Directions (0:36)
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