Mark Whalen surrounded by his sculptures

Mark Whalen

Meandering, lustrously-realised musings on the everyday.

"I find the times we’re living in completely absurd, but not void of humor, or humanity."

Fragmented figures offer lively takes on daily life. Predominantly working in sculpture, but also painting and drawing, Whalen pairs household objects like washing-up sponges and furniture with human heads and hands. The exaggerated facial expressions and body language work to comic effect — often stacked or tangled together in awkward, unforgiving positions to symbolise life’s trials and tribulat...

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Mark Whalen (he/him) was born in Sydney in 1982, and now lives and works in Los Angeles.


Featured in prominent Australian collections including Artbank, Sydney, the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and Mainland Art Fund, Melbourne.

Collaborations with Mark Whalen