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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PUPPETMASTAZ

Creature Funk - Record Release
Posted by Gestalten—01/2003

Record Release Party & Puppet's Choice Awards

Featuring: Mockey, Peaches, Mignon, Barbara Brockhaus, ElectroCute, JT Electroservice

23. January 2003

Maria am Ufer /Berlin

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SUPER LAUNCH

Super -Welcome to Graphic Wonderland
Posted by Gestalten—01/2003

Book Launch

Thursday, 30 January 2003, 7.30 pm

Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, Plakatraum

Limmatstrasse 55, 8005 Zürich

DJ Seep, DJ Komori, DJ Léonard de Léonard (Paris)

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SPOILER/SABOTAGE

Spoiler talks on Subetage
Posted by Gestalten—01/2003

SPOILER TALKSDVD SERIES

featuring

GRANDMASTER FLASH (60 minutes on DVD / Subetage Records 11)

COIL (110 minutes on DVD / Subetage Records 12)

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Otto Neurath

ISOTYPE and development of modern global signs
Posted by Gestalten—01/2003

"Complicated problems have to be presented so clear and simple as possible."

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Recent Book Releases

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Robert Klanten interviewed by PAGE.

The Great Wide Open featured on Monopol. "Atemberaubende neue Landschaftsfotografie."

I am Dandy featured on Caras.

Hide and Seek in the April issue of the UK edition of Wired.

Der Honigdieb reviewed in the February 27 issue of the Nürnberger Zeitung. “So schön verpackt kommt die Sorge um unsere Umwelt selten daher.”

Edwina ermittelt in Berlin recommended in 1000 und 1 Buch's February issue. “Eine spannend zu lesende Geschichte, die mit vielen interessanten Details zur deutschen und Berliner Historie aufwartet und Lust auf einen Berlin-Besuch macht. Liebevoll ausgestattet. Kurz: rundum empfehlenswert.”

Gestalten Pavilion featured in Monocle's film about Bikini Berlin.

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