Tim Yankosky is an American contemporary artist who finds inspiration and driving force in the materials he uses to create his works. He is often telling a personal narrative that plays out in his head as he creates. Drawn to the patina and functional wear of found and vintage objects, the artist recently began working with vintage measuring tapes and their cases. By creating a new environment for these objects, he gives them new life in the form of contemporary artworks. Repurposing them and setting them on a journey they were never intended for is a challenge for Yankosky, but it’s a challenge he enjoys. Through this series, he is also dealing with his own issues of being judged and “measured” by others.
Featured image: Tim Yankosky - Putting It
Together, 2020 (detail). Mixed Media. 24 × 59 × 2 in. 61 × 149.9 × 5.1 cm. This
is a unique work. Photo courtesy Whistler Contemporary