Mark Whalen is an Australian-born, Los Angeles-based artist. Whalen expresses narratives that explore seemingly universal situations. In his recent series of sculptural and canvas works, he uses the figure, common objects and forms to capture, cordon and compartmentalise the distinctive characteristics of his figures as they shift under the weight of societal anxieties. In their contorted forms, we see playful compositions unfold as they sway through these problem solving constructions.
Mark Whalen in the Rigg Design Prize
Flack Studio commissioned work by Mark Whalen for its Rigg Design Prize 2018 installation at the NGV.
Flack Studio's We've boundless plains to share, 2018 is now showing at the NGV's Ian Potter Centre until 24 February 2019.
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Pictured: Flack Studio,We’ve boundless plains to share, 2018, NGV Australia, installation view; photo by Sean Fennessy