The American artist Mark Jenkins is one of the key figures in street art today. He is known for the clever installations of his startlingly lifelike sculptures in urban spaces. This expert staging of his work provokes various reactions from passersby and expands his interventions into powerful performances.
This limited edition print is included in the exhibition "Glazed Paradise" at Gestalten Space. To coincide with the show, Gestalten is releasing the artist’s first monograph The Urban Theater: Mark Jenkins.
Mark Jenkins, born in 1970, lives and works in Washington, DC. Although select work by the artist has been shown in renowned group exhibitions, including at the Moscow Biennial (2009) or Kunsthalle Wien (2010), and recently graced the stage of Berlin’s Hebbel am Ufer HAUEINS theater, Jenkins’s art is primarily made for the street. For Jenkins, the interaction between his sculptures, their urban environments, and the people within them are an integral part of the lifecycle of his work and are needed to make it complete.
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