Bizarre installations and figurative sculptures by Mark Jenkins Up notions of reality

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All images © Mark Jenkins, shared with permission

“I think my art is at its best when it’s unconsciously directed,” says Mark Jenkins. Ranging from witty and absurd to disorienting and bizarre, Jenkins’ oeuvre confronts perceptions of reality through the surreal: a life-size figure climbs a fire escape upside down, limp legs hang from a dumpster and toast jumps from a sewer grate.

Whether installed in alleys and urban areas or in the stark, white space of a gallery, Jenkins’ sculptures are theatrical and defy logic, and each piece “imitates life to the point where it becomes real to me.” he says. “Creating an alternate reality has been the solution to my mental health. I find reality a bit depressing with death and stuff, politics, war, celebrities, etc., and all the stars are so far away that we can never really know the universe.”

Jenkins currently works in Los Angeles and soon moved to Le Havre, France, for his next project. You can follow his practice and explore an extensive archive of his sculptures on his site and Instagram.

Bizarre installations and figurative sculptures by Mark Jenkins Up notions of reality

Bizarre installations and figurative sculptures by Mark Jenkins Up notions of reality

Bizarre installations and figurative sculptures by Mark Jenkins Up notions of reality

Bizarre installations and figurative sculptures by Mark Jenkins Up notions of reality

Bizarre installations and figurative sculptures by Mark Jenkins Up notions of reality

Bizarre installations and figurative sculptures by Mark Jenkins Up notions of reality

Bizarre installations and figurative sculptures by Mark Jenkins Up notions of reality

#humor #installation #public art #sculpture

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