Mark JenkinsMoment of Impact
As the New Year commences, Mark Jenkins returns to London with his debut solo exhibition at Lazarides Rathbone. Moment of Impact extends the American artist's multidisciplinary practice and thought-provoking interventions into the gallery space for the first time.
Jenkins presents a new body of hyperrealist work, encompassing a compelling series of unseen three-dimensional canvases and life-sized figures created exclusively in the UK.
Moment of Impact follows the artist's popular appearance in Lazarides' group showcase BRUTAL last October, in addition to various international exhibitions throughout America and Europe over the past year. Recent highlights include 2014's Miami Art Basel, Nuit Blanche Paris and widely acclaimed shows in LA, New York and Cologne.
As well as within formal gallery programmes, Jenkin's provocative interventions can be found in major cities globally, challenging the way in which the public engage and experience urban environments.
The upcoming solo exhibition will introduce a new collection of child-sized sculptures constructed in situ alongside mixed-media still life canvases, continuing themes from the artist's distinguished kicked paintings series. Jenkins attempts to remove himself from conceptual ideas associated with creating each artwork, instead focusing on the medium and production process, allowing the finished work to initiate its own relationship with each new space it inhabits.