Installation artist Mark Jenkins recently brought his work indoors at his first solo show, Glazed Paradise, hosted by Gestalten. Most famously known for his street installations made of tape, this particular project involved life-like figures placed throughout the Gestalten space in order to provoke audience reactions through interactions with the forms.
His sense of humor is evident through all of his work. By using public spaces to attract attention in his “exploration of evolution within the realm of the absurd," he forces people to react to or interact with their environment. Sometimes called an “urban prankster,” the authorities have been contacted frequently in regards to his street work. His art is “as much a social experiment as it is an art project. If it gets urbanites to question the authenticity of their surroundings that's good.”
In collaboration with the show, the artist’s first monograph The Urban Theater: Mark Jenkins was also released.
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