Mark Handforth was born in 1969 in Hong Kong, China. He currently lives and works in Miami. He is known on the international scene for his large sculptures that arise from the comparison with the estranged proportions of American metropolis and the elements of the urban landscape. Altering the materials and the relationship of scale, his work develops a sculpture research that is both serious and ironic, Minimal and Pop, monumental and melancholic. The artist’s intervention on the symbols of everyday life generates a repertoire of absurd objects, endowed with an impetuous and unexpected physicality. Mark Handforth’s work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in the United Staes and in Europe, these include: “Cypress violets and cypress reds” at Parco d’art Sandretto Rebaudengo (2020); “Trash can candles” at Modern Art in London (2019); “Ugo Rondinone: I love John Giorno” at Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2015) and “Mapping the studio” at Palazzo Grassi in Venice (2008). Handforth’s large sculptures have been exhibited at Central Park in New York; at the Dallas Museum of Art and at the MCA in Chicago. Handforth’s works are part of the collection of the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, of François Pinault’s collection, of the collection of the Museums of Contemporary Art of LA, and of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.