Archive for Mark Jenkins

The Underbelly Project – Second Installment

Posted in Art, News, Photography, Street Art with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2010 by wallkandy

Following my first post & images from The Underbelly Project here is the second installment as seen & photographed by torchlight.  I’ll probably add a further post over the next couple of days.

 

More images this way..

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Hells Half Acre

Posted in Art, Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2010 by wallkandy

 

From the Lazarides Website:-

The labyrinth of tunnels beneath Waterloo station will be converted into a large-scale evocation of Dante’s Inferno.  Visitors will explore a unique interpretation of the nine circles of hell through the vision of your very favorite Laz artists plus additional contributions from outside the normal roster including: Conor Harrington, Vhils, George Osodi, Antony Micallef, Doug Foster, Todd James, Paul Insect, Mark Jenkins, Boogie, Ian Francis, Polly Morgan, Jonathan Yeo, Zak Ové and many more.

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Beyond the Street – New York City Launch

Posted in Publication, Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 23, 2010 by wallkandy

I can’t believe I haven’t blogged about this already, maybe I imagined I had or maybe I just can’t see for looking.  It’s a great book with plenty to keep you occupied with over 100 interviews & plenty of accompanying images.

Beyond the Street
Editors: Patrick Nguyen, Stuart Mackenzie

Release: April 2010
Price: € 49,90 / $ 78,00 / £ 45,00
Format: 24 x 30 cm
Features: 400 pages, full color, hardcover, quarter-bound with hot foil embossing
ISBN: 978-3-89955-290-4

Amazon Price £37.75 inc delivery, buy your copy Here

Here’s the publishers blurb

Comprised of interviews with 100 key players from around the world, Beyond the Street offers a comprehensive examination of street and urban art. Insiders Patrick Nguyen and Stuart Mackenzie question each of their subjects on every conceivable aspect of the genre – from the past to the future, from the artists’ ideals to their daily lives, from working in complete freedom to working in the art and commercial worlds. The thought-provoking range of answers make the 400-page book an incomparably extensive source of direct, unfiltered information.

Beyond the Street features interviews with leading artists such as Shepard Fairey, Swoon, and Os Gemeos. The book also offers the views of representatives of the most important sales outlets for street art including Jeffrey Deitch and Jonathan LeVine Gallery. In addition, curators from auction houses such as Christie’s and Phillips de Pury comment on the development of street art in a classical art context. Interviews with key commentators, collectors, and enthusiasts such as Martha Cooper, Wooster Collective, and Agnes B. provide further insight. Brought together, these separate and distinct perspectives create a uniquely authentic collective portrait of street and urban art that is captivating, informative, and entertaining.

Each interview in Beyond the Street is richly illustrated with photographs of an inspiring collection of work. In addition to presenting outdoor work, the book also features the pieces that the artists have created for exhibitions and other indoor spaces. The commercial aspect of the street art movement is rigorously documented for the first time. Among the photographs featured are a number of images of the artists’ studios or the artists themselves at work, providing a rare glimpse into their methods and environments.

Features: 12ozProphet. Aaron Rose. Agnès B. Akay. Alexandre Farto (a.k.a. Vhils). Alëxone Dizac. A.L.I.C.E. Gallery. Andipa Gallery. Anthony Lister. Bast. Beejoir. Black Rat Press Gallery. Blek le Rat. BLK / MRKT Gallery. Blu. Boris Hoppek. Boris Tellegen (a.k.a. Delta). Brad Downey. Carmichael Gallery. Christie’s. Circleculture Gallery. Conor Harrington. Dan Witz. Dave Kinsey. David Choe. Deitch Projects. D*Face. Dolk. Doze Green. Dzine. Eine. Elbow-Toe. Ericailcane. Escif. Faile. Futura. Gaia. Galerie L.J. Galerie Magda Danysz. Galleria Patricia Armocida. Herakut. HuskMitNavn. Iguapop Gallery. Invader. Jonathan LeVine Gallery. José Parlá. JR. Judith Supine. Juxtapoz Magazine. kennardphillipps. Know Hope. Labrona. Lazarides Gallery. Logan Hicks. Lucas Price (a.k.a. Cyclops). Lucy McLauchlan. Mark Jenkins. Martha Cooper & Henry Chalfant. Matt Small. Miss Van. Mode 2. Momo. N2 Gallery. New Image Art. Nick Walker. Nuart Festival. Nuria Mora. Os Gêmeos. Other. Patti Astor. Pedro Alonzo. Phillips de Pury & Company. Retna. Ron English. Saber. Sam3. Shepard Fairey. Sixeart. Slinkachu. Sotheby’s. Souled Out Studios. Speto. SpY. Stelios Faitakis. Stephan Doitschinoff (a.k.a. Calma). Steve Powers (a.k.a. ESPO). StolenSpace Gallery. Studio Cromie / FAME Festival. Subliminal Projects Gallery. Sweet Toof. Swoon. Tate Modern. Titi Freak. Todd James. Tristan Manco. V1 Gallery. WallKandy Art Forum. Walter Nomura (a.k.a. Tinho). WK Interact. Wooster Collective. Zevs.

Reception: Thursday, May 27th, 6 – 8 pm

Deitch Projects
18 Wooster Street
New York, NY  10013

Kindly RSVP by May 26th, rsvp@gestalten.com

PLEASE NOTE: Although this is an open event, guests must RSVP at the above email address. Guests are recommended to show up early — the gallery has a strict policy of a maximum of 189 people on its premises at any one time.

Book signing with featured contributors including 12ozProphet / Allen Benedikt, Dzine, Elbow-Toe, Faile, Gaia, Henry Chalfant, Jonathan LeVine, José Parlá, Labrona, Logan Hicks, Martha Cooper, MOMO, Patti Astor, Pedro Alonzo, Ron English, Saber, Sweet Toof, WK Interact and Wooster Collective / Marc and Sara Schiller.

Black In Black Show – Mark Jenkins & Tim Conlon

Posted in Art, Artist Interviews, Artists, Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , , , on April 23, 2010 by wallkandy

Mark Jenkins Interview


Tim Conlon and Mark Jenkins are currently collaborating for an exhibition of paintings and installations at Washington DC’s The Fridge.  They’ve fused their intelligent take on humour to produce some tidy artwork that demands appreciation.

We caught up with Mark to discuss this latest venture and asked how the collaboration came about?

Tim is a graffiti artist who is a good friend of mine. We’ve talked about doing a gallery collaboration for the past couple years but hadn’t found a good time/venue until now. It was a great experience. Merging our styles I learned a lot about color and form and working out ideas with another artist. I used to play in a band and so this was for me like going back to that. I think we’ll do more projects together in the future.

Mark is renowned for his street installations such as the Storker Project and Embed Series, which make full use of their settings in order to maximize effect.  The same satisfaction must be much more difficult to achieve within the restrictions of a gallery setting perhaps?

It’s never quite the same because the gallery is devoid of inherent context. There is nothing to integrate to, nothing to become a part of…which is what my work is all about. So this time, to create some tension we developed a character “The Blaster” to react to the art by puking pink paint on it.

The show has been well received by critics and enthusiasts, with positive reviews supporting the show’s efforts. However, it’s always interesting to establish how the artist feels about exhibiting their work and their personal experience of a show.  Mark attended the opening night and revealed his deep rooted enthusiasm for health and safety.

I went to the opening and my family and friends and people I’d never met before seemed happy enough about it. There was one large tongue sculpture on the ground that a lot of people were tripping over. The gallery owner wanted it to be moved but I thought that having this piece become a hidden surprise was good for the show’s energy even if it spilled a few drinks. So I was happy about all of it.

Black in Black

Tim Conlon & Mark Jenkins

April 10 – May 9, 2010

Location:

The Fridge DC

516 8th St SE (Rear Alley)

Washington DC 20003

www.thefridgedc.com

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