Mark Whalen is currently displaying new, colorful sculptures at Over The Influence’s Hong Kong gallery. The totemic, sculptural pieces are part of an exhibition titled “Gentle Reminders” that expands upon the artist’s exploration of human shapes, color, and material. Whalen brings whimsical narratives to life with his signature stacks of heads, body parts, and everyday objects. Accompanying the sculptures are handwritten post-it notes pasted all over the white-walled space. These messages act as “Gentle Reminders” that reflect the artist’s meticulous, creative process behind his sculptures.
“A peek into Whalen’s sculptural construction confronts the viewer with the proximity of light humor and meticulous planning. Though the final results may be lighthearted and frivolous, the process is anything but – careful calculations and structure are needed to create the illusion of buoyancy in something made of such heavy materials,” expressed the gallery in a statement.
A total of 10 sculptural works and a series of wall-hung reliefs are on display. Get a closer look at “Gentle Reminders” in the slideshow above and then visit Over The Influence’s website for further details. The show is on view until May 9.
For more vivid works, check out Jason REVOK’s abstract print editions with Louis & Buhl.
Over The Influence, Hong Kong
1/F, 159 Hollywood Rd
Central, Hong Kong