Mark Adams is a Chicago artist proficient in many mediums. His preferred medium is sculpting, specifically large scale metalsmithing. His installations, interactive works and inanimate objects draw the audience into a vein of magical thinking that informs and inspires the... Read More
Mark Adams is a Chicago artist proficient in many mediums. His preferred medium is sculpting, specifically large scale metalsmithing. His installations, interactive works and inanimate objects draw the audience into a vein of magical thinking that informs and inspires the audience. Over time, Mark has acquired a metaphysical approach to his work: Art’s impact on evolving our consciousness. He is influenced by artist Alex Grey, and the transhumanistic art movement. The Transhumanist movement embraces technologies like cognitive science, cryonics, artificial intelligence and biotechnology—the same forces that are bringing about profound physical and societal change. Transhumanism shares many elements of humanism, including a respect for reason and science, a commitment to progress, and a valuing of human (or transhuman) existence in this life. Mark’s work explores the intersection of the the conscious and unconscious realms. He is most comfortable taking a deep dive into the realm of the unknown. His art making becomes an awakening process – it can connect the dots and “see the unseen”, identifying the invisible. His art explores the role of an artist’s intention and conscience, and reflecting on the creative process as a spiritual path. One recurring focus in his work includes the exploration of Contrast in the world around us. He has visual examinations of themes such as: man vs nature, man vs technology, evolution vs stagnation, and darkness vs light. Mark brings his pieces to life by incorporating lighting and other reflective features. He has incredible skills; bringing great precision and attention to detail when it comes to deconstructing, and manipulating the raw materials of his pieces. Mark is a resident artist, at Water Street Studios, in Batavia, Illinois where he enjoys collaborating with other artists and art patrons to create custom pieces.