Artist Mark Jenkins loves the conversation his “urban theater” starts with people everywhere his installations go.
There are faceless figures popping up on the streets of cities around world. Staged in provocative poses, the lifelike sculptures are meant to challenge people to question their reality.
He’s written a book titled The Urban Theater that “documents a broad spectrum of his compelling, often disturbing street installations,” as well as some of the ensuing responses and interactions he’s gotten from people on the streets.
Whatever you see his art, you have to agree that the pieces are thought-provoking. They definitely get people’s attention and make them talk.
And that’s pretty much all you can ask for when it comes to art, which is personal for both the creator and the consumer.
These are pretty cool, but, honestly, they would totally freak me out if I came across them!