Artist Creates Celebrity Portraits Using Just Emojis

We bet almost all of you would be familiar with “Emojis”. They are ideograms and smileys used in electronic messages and web pages. They have come to infiltrate both our memes and our dreams. But, who thought that emojis are also a great art medium, if you know how to use them.

With one foot in the art world and one foot in the world of music, Yung Jake’s knows quite well how to use them. He created a collection of appealingly retrograde three-dimensional “Emoji Portraits” that explores the intersections of art and technology. Yung Jake found he could “paint” pointillist portraits assembled from hundreds of goofy images.  His work reflects on the influence and impact of digital culture and social media on modern reality.  He created portraits of many celebrities like Justin Bieber, Leonardo DiCaprio, Willow Smith, and Kim Kardashian West using emojis as his tool.

Scroll on to see our curated selection of his incredible work of art and enjoy peeps!

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