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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Laurent Fétis / Beck

Sea Change Tour 2002
Posted by Gestalten—11/2002

To promote the upcoming US Tour of recording artist Beck french designer Fétis unveiles his psychedelic portrait of the singer. Unfortunately, no european dates are known so far.

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Pedestrian

at Filesharing
Posted by Gestalten—11/2002

Using his camera, Ian Bartlett playfully explores his urban existence.

His photographs document the mundane, recording fleeting glimpses of that which often goes unnoticed.

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Klub der polnischen Wurstmenschen

Book Launch
Posted by Gestalten—11/2002

Buchvorstellung

Klub der polnischen Wurstmenschen

von Leszek Herman Oswiecimski

Freitag, den 22. November um 20:00 h

Galerie Neurotitan im Haus Schwarzenberg e.V. Rosenthaler Str. 39

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Ellipse

Art Sur le Web
Posted by Gestalten—11/2002

Présentation des deuvres de

_Peter Horvath

_Yan Breuleux

_Ibu

_Vincent Leclerce

_Stephanie Shepherd

_Brad Todd

Commissaire invitée : Valerie Lamontagne

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Recent Book Releases

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The Chopper featured on Selectism.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business reviewed on Boyscout.

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.

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