Photo: Courtesy of Mark Jenkins
Sculptor Mark Jenkins wanted to think outside the studio.Four white walls weren’t enough for him to display his work.
“I wanted to turn the city into a stage that absorbs passersby, dogs, pigeons, etc,” Jenkins said via e-mail. “First it was clear tape figures made from casts of myself and later I began clothing the works to camouflage them in the visual landscape.”
Jenkins began making sculptures and street installations out of tape while living in Rio de Janeiro in 2003. Now when he is doing a show for gallery in a city, he’ll expand it to the streets with sculptures and installations. Or cities will invite him to wreak havoc on their streets.
He took the project to the next level by making his tape casts, filling them with newspaper and then dressed like mannequins that look like humans who are about to jump off a building, or had just put their head through the wall.
He’s shared with us some examples of his incredible work in cities around the world.
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