diewiththemostlikes: A Digital Confrontation with Our Own Existence
From Poetic Roots to Digital Expression
Mark Wilson, better known as diewiththemostlikes , is an Indiana-based artist and writer whose work navigates the more somber aspects of our everyday lives, emphasizing our collective infatuation with social media and our tendency to thoughtlessly consume.
Embarking on a path of self-discovery and growth, his artistic evolution originated from his roots in writing and poetry united to his love for creation and sharing his work with others, which led him to pursue the refinement of his craft and the expansion of his artistic horizons.
As a result, his art has secured a position within the digital art community, resonating with viewers who admire its profoundness, fervor, and singular nature.
Absurdity, Emotion, and Social Commentary
A true master of both the written word and visual art, diewiththemostlikes finds inspiration in the absurdist literature of Franz Kafka and the concept of forgotten legacies, with every piece of his revealing raw emotions, transmuted into works that not only document the moment itself, but that also offer a window into the distorted perception of the journey that led to it.
In a recent interview, he discusses the origins of his artistic journey and his creative process, mentioning how his name, derived from an earlier piece about the absurdity of our nature and existence, in particular represents a fascination with humanity’s devolution into insect-like beings, preoccupied with achieving eternal recognition.
diewiththemostlikes: Challenging Society and Envisioning a Better Future through Art
Key themes of his art include desperation and suffering, often depicting characters who are trapped in a world they don’t understand and in which they struggle to find meaning — But also Hope. By encouraging us to confront the darker aspects of our society, at the same time diewiththemostlikes challenges viewers to envision a better future.
A better future, that can only be envisioned once we are challenged to confront our digital existence and the impact it has on our lives: by creating a dialogue around the darker aspects of our society, his art in fact challenges us to question our priorities and strive for a more authentic and meaningful existence.
In a world where social media dominates our attention, his art serves as a much-needed reminder of the importance of authenticity and substance.
diewiththemostlikes’ dystopian book series offers a deeper exploration of this worldview, where society descends into characterless masses of beige orbs, yearning for lives that aren’t their own.
Not to mention his strong presence on social media platforms, especially on Twitter (@toadswiback), where he uses his unique voice to provoke thought and discussion through his works and poetry — A social media presence that serves as the ultimate extension of his art, amplifying its message and ensuring it reaches a wider audience.
By exploring themes such as mental and physical deterioration, joy, and the absurdity of life, dieswiththemostlikes ’ art functions as a societal mirror, reflecting our very own apprehensions, yearnings, and paradoxes.
Every creation acts as a catalyst, urging us to face the darker elements of our digital existence and seek equilibrium between our virtual identities and our authentic selves, ultimately igniting transformation.