Mark Handforth
American, born 1964
Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
Mark Handforth: Zig, Zag & Flag,
Kayne Griffin Corcoran
Mark Handforth, Snow White And Pink Panther,
Galerie Eva Presenhuber
Global Positioning Systems,
Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

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.