Mark Handforth, ‘Untitled (Mods)’, 2002, Galleria Franco Noero

About Mark Handforth

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.

American, b. 1964