MARK MOTHERSBAUGH: COLLECTED EVIDENCE

Self-Portrait with First Pair of Glasses, 2015 by Mark Mothersbaugh

MARK MOTHERSBAUGH: COLLECTED EVIDENCE
By Mark Mothersbaugh
Published Issue 081, September 2020

An observer among us, Mark Mothersbaugh writes down things that he overhears throughout the day … Diary: Collected Evidence …

From the Postcard Diaries – May 12, 2018 by Mark Mothersbaugh
After and Before, May 3rd 2020
From the Postcard Diaries – January 21, 2019 by Mark Mothersbaugh
What Will These Become? by Mark Mothersbaugh
From the Postcard Diaries – April 5, 2018 by Mark Mothersbaugh
From the Postcard Diaries – Feb 21, 2019 by Mark Mothersbaugh
From the Postcard Diaries – February 20, 2019 by Mark Mothersbaugh
Raining Lights Postcards – From Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia, Photo by Curtis Tucker| Best of Birdy Issue 013, Jan 2015

“I translate events into something on a postcard size piece of paper, that either literally or abstractly represents my response to life on planet earth.”

– Mark Mothersbaugh

Daily drawings. Daily thoughts. Playing with composition and ideas. — By Mark Mothersbaugh
From the Postcard Diaries – February 25, 2018 by Mark Mothersbaugh
From the Postcard Diaries – From Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia by Mark Mothersbaugh
From the Postcard Diaries – From Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia by Mark Mothersbaugh

Mark Mothersbaugh is a Conceptualist. As an undergraduate art student at Kent State University, Mark began creating work in the late 60’s and has created tens of thousands of works to the current day in various mediums including, rubber stamp designs, mail art, decals, prints, ink illustrations, oil paintings, ceramic sculptures, manipulated photographs, video, film compositions, sonic sculptures, rugs, screen savers and so on.

While touring with his band DEVO, it was not uncommon for Mark to lightly “correct” or add onto the bland paintings and prints that adorned the many hundreds of otherwise unmemorable hotel rooms that he occupied for one night at a time. Using a van, bus, hotel room, airplane, or any space as his workspace, he has created over 40,000 drawings which serve as the genesis of ideas that later emerge in his larger projects.

Mark views much of his work as experiments in “beatnik-stream of consciousness” poetry, which to him, is related to speaking in tongues; the surrendering of the intellect to the primordial, or science vs. faith

An observer among us, Mark writes down things that he overhears throughout the day … people at another table, a voice on the radio, pieces of verbal fabric that drift and weave and create the poetry of life, the flotsam and jetsam that swirl around us and fill our subconscious with scraps of what it is to be, according to Mark, a “thinking ape.”

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