Dream Downtown exhibits Yung Jake, LA-based creator of ‘Emoji Portraits’

Starting this month, New York City's Dream Downtown is partnering with Los Angeles-based creator Yung Jake and Tripoli Gallery to exhibit pieces from his “Emoji Portraits” collection. The collection includes portraits of Willow Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gigi Hadid, Lil Uzi Vert and Lil Yachty.

Yung Jake’s installation is part of the hotels rotating art gallery, home to exhibitions from artists such as Bradley Theodore, WhIsbe, Shepard Fairey and Morrison Hotel Gallery.

Incorporating digital technology into his work, Yung Jake's emoji portraits showcase the same painterly skills he developed painting portraits in his formative years.

FREE HOTEL MANAGEMENT NEWSLETTER

Like this story? Subscribe to Hotel Design!

Hospitality professionals turn to Hotel Design as their go-to news source for the latest products, projects, and trends for hotel interior designers and architects. Sign up today to get news and updates delivered to your inbox and read on the go.

Yung Jake started painting his emoji portraits in 2015. His company Tig.ht Corp., co-founded with partner Vince McKelvie, developed emoji.ink, which allows its users to paint with emojis.

Yung Jake’s Emoji Portraits will be on display at Dream Downtown until February 2018.

Suggested Articles

The first hurricane of the season, now on its way out of Louisiana, failed to bring the extreme flooding meteorologists feared it would.

The new appointments come as Access Point Financial plans to significantly expand its portfolio of financial programs.

The 285-key 1 West Hollywood marks the brand’s first hotel on the West Coast and its fourth hotel overall.