The artist Mark Jenkins works with packing tape and clothing to create hyper-proportioned sculptures of humans for installation in street settings. Now, he’s teamed up with the socio-political arts group Positive Propaganda for a massive installation in Munich.
The Washington, D.C.-based artist, who works more often with installation than with traditional practices of street art and graffiti proper, melded his practice with that time-honored tradition of large-scale graffiti: the roller. He fashioned a sculpture of a graffito in action, a man leaning over the side of a building—which happens to be Munich’s Social Welfare Office—using a paint roller to complete a game of tic-tac-toe.
It hints to the old graffiti get-up phrase “this no game” while simultaneously destroying the implications of that phrase: this is almost certainly a game to the artist. The loaded implications of a giant game of tic-tac-toe being played on the side of welfare office are almost too much to handle, the lives of its constituents a game of near-chance.
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