If you’ve wandered around a city long enough you start to overlook the obvious and begin to see the least expected. Giving a tour last week a girl screamed as we walked under the Oberbaumbrücke. As we all looked up our eyes met a figure crouching against the side of the bridge, its black face gazing down upon the concrete. “How absolutely scary and funny!” I thought. I’ve never seen anything like it, and with the help of Alternative Berlin’s Tour Guide Liam, the mystery of the phantom street artist has been solved.
Mark Jenkins is an American born artist who’s street and installation art is as unsettling as it is irresistible to watch. its like watching a car accident the moment right before impact when you can’t look away. Jenkins produces situations that scare you to look away. Keep your eyes peeled.