Mark Handforth

American, b. 1964

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Mark Handforth

American, b. 1964

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Known for his humorous sculptural appropriations of public objects, Mark Handforth has used a breadth of subjects, including fire hydrants, stop signs, and even celestial forms, as in his Sinking Star (2004). Handforth uses tube lighting as a figurative sculptural medium, literally casting his subjects in a new light, and occupying a very different conceptual space from the fluorescent minimalist works of Dan Flavin. Handforth’s bold style and large format have been compared to those of Claes Oldenberg and other Pop Artists, his more unusual creations also compared to Surrealism.

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Hammer Museum, and 1 more
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Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 5 more
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Artforum, and 3 more
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Whitney Biennial, and 1 more
Biography

Known for his humorous sculptural appropriations of public objects, Mark Handforth has used a breadth of subjects, including fire hydrants, stop signs, and even celestial forms, as in his Sinking Star (2004). Handforth uses tube lighting as a figurative sculptural medium, literally casting his subjects in a new light, and occupying a very different conceptual space from the fluorescent minimalist works of Dan Flavin. Handforth’s bold style and large format have been compared to those of Claes Oldenberg and other Pop Artists, his more unusual creations also compared to Surrealism.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Hammer Museum, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 5 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Whitney Biennial, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Mark Handforth
Mark Handforth Reimagines Familiar Objects in Playful, Dancing Sculptures
Oct 2nd, 2014
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