Mark Jenkins

Go Figure!
Posted by Gestalten—01/2012

American artist Mark Jenkins's urban (and rural) interventions are street-smart—in the truest sense of the word.

Jenkins creates and sets free a colorful cast of characters by way of clear tape casts: the homeless, kids, vagrants, polar bears, and horses (to name but a few) all take their place in the wild, wild urban space, while interacting with the surrounding buildings and public places that provide the context and set the stage. Positioning them around the world, Jenkins’ sculptures have made their way around the world in cities throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Disturbing, humorous, and enigmatic in equal measures, Mark Jenkins enlists his hyper-realistic sculptures into the service of, for example, Greenpeace, as well as for exhibitions, performances, art galleries, and workshops. We met the Washington, DC-based Jenkins in Berlin, where he was contributing to a dance theatre piece.

The artist’s first comprehensive monograph Mark Jenkins: The Urban Theatre will be released to coincide with his Berlin exhibition Glazed Paradise at Gestalten Space from January 19 to February 26.

 

The Urban Theater

Mark Jenkins
Posted by Gestalten—07/2012
Mark Jenkins brought sculpture to street art.
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Mark Jenkins

Puker
Posted by Gestalten—07/2012
London, UK, 2009
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Mark Jenkins

Storker Project
Posted by Gestalten—07/2012
Washington, D.C., 2005
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Mark Jenkins

Corner Girl
Posted by Gestalten—07/2012
Malmö, Sweden, 2008
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Mark Jenkins

Blonde Series
Posted by Gestalten—07/2012
Prato, Italy, 2008
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Mark Jenkins

Sleeper Series
Posted by Gestalten—07/2012
Salem, NC, 2009
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Mark Jenkins

Hanging Down
Posted by Gestalten—07/2012
Grottaglie, Italy, 2009
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Mark Jenkins

Floater
Posted by Gestalten—07/2012
Malmö, Sweden, 2008
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The Urban Theater: Mark Jenkins

Special Edition with Storker Baby
Posted by Gestalten—12/2013
Mark Jenkins's special edition monograph with his signature mini baby. Signed and numbered by the artist.
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Swoon

Ashore and Afloat
Posted by Gestalten—10/2009

Oh, you've seen her: from New York's P.S. 1 and Deitch Projects to Hui No'eau on Maui and Berlin's gritty street corners.

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Julius von Bismarck

Public Image Unlimited
Posted by Gestalten—03/2010

Artist Julius von Bismarck reached infamy with his spectacular mass media weapon, The Image Fulgurator, but his objects, installations and urban interventions defy snappy simplification.

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Shepard Fairey

Obey to the better
Posted by Ole Wagner—01/2011

Introducing the American artist Shepard Fairey is a bit like explaining whose portrait he famously altered for the "Hope" campaign that was widely used by Barack Obama's supporters in 2008.

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Slinkachu

Little Big Men
Posted by Lina Kunimoto—07/2010

You never know what original trickster Slinkachu has got up his sleeve,
but chances are that it's microscopic in a big way. The London-based

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Patrick Nguyen

The Streets Are Paved With Art
Posted by Gestalten—06/2010

Namedropping where namedropping is due: Shepard Fairey, Swoon, Faile, Blu, WK Interact, Os Gemeos, Jeffrey Deitch, Jonathan LeVine, Martha Cooper, Wooster Collective, Brad Downey, Futura, Dzine and

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Laura Keeble

For the Love of Art
Posted by Gestalten—05/2010

When Laura Keeble refers to herself as "someone who does stuff," she means a hella lot of cool stuff: spectacular urban interventions, thought-provoking public installations, and cheeky sculptures.

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Arno Piroud

Have a seat, please
Posted by Gestalten—08/2010

Recognized recently for giving Parisians a place to sit in unlikely locations, Arno Piroud crafts together urban art works

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Two-Day Workshop with Erik Spiekermann

Advanced Letterpress Printing
Posted—08/2014

“You have to touch everything—you have to think about it, you have to plan a little more, and whatever you do is fairly permanent.” – Erik Spiekermann

Gestalten is proud to host an exclusive letterpress workshop with Erik Spiekermann at his recently opened letterpress workshop p98a in Berlin on October 17-18, 2014.

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Gestalten Outdoor Favorites

We have selected some of the best products for outdoors activities from our various books for you.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

The Monocle Guide to Good Business

To be released in September 2014 by Gestalten, our new Monocle book is an ultimate reference for doing a job you love. Available to pre-order now.
Posted by Angie—08/2014

The World's Best Cabins

A small selection of the breathtaking hide-outs presented in the new Gestalten book Hide and Seek.
Posted by Gestalten—08/2014

Recent Book Releases

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Das Craft-Bier Buch featured in the 20/2014 issue of tip Berlin.

The Weather Diaries reviewed on anti-utopias.

Berlin Wonderland featured in the September issue of Urban.

Das Craft-Bier Buch recommended on Mixology.

Hide and Seek on The Huffington Post.

Korea Korea featured on Touring Club Italiano.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business on KalinkaKalinka.

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