I have been shooting photography ever since I was a child. I ruined my first camera on the first Earth Day in 1972.

I have spent most of my life in dark rooms, yet I have always felt confusion; Art or Photography? After working for Harpers magazine as an illustrator, I realized I worked in pencil in the same labored manor as I did with photography.

My current medium, photography, reminds me much of the lithographic plates I once made.
I loved printmaking at the School of Visual Arts. I would make up each lithographic plate; inking it, and drawing it out of the press still wet, envisioning Warhol, Johns, Lautrec and even old masters like Rembrandt, creating work the exact same way… Simplistic yet revealing line and reproduction, with more than one piece created to give away.

The layering in Photoshop is much like Rembrandt’s technique. Creating the perfect image until it is right. The process allows me to see and challenge the visual world by distorting images and realities and placing them on canvas. By challenging the viewer I am challenging myself.
I want to create something that has never been done.

Exhibitions

Wall Street and New York State of Mind (2014)

Art From The Boros II (2014)

Selected Bibliography

Mark Strodl in News Day

Mark Strodl

Tails

Tails, 2012

Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs, 2012

Pink Parachutes

Pink Parachutes, 2014

The Run

The Run, 2014

One Percent

One Percent , 2013

The Street Says...

The Street Says..., 2014

Gossip

Gossip, 2013

Stalactites & Stalagmites

Stalactites & Stalagmites, 2014

Meadow Muffins

Meadow Muffins , 2014

Looking for America

Looking for America , 2014

Bird Cages

Bird Cages , 2013

Stoops

Stoops , 2014

Decisions

Decisions, 2013

Looking Forward

Looking Forward , 2014

Monopoly Man

Monopoly Man, 2013

Smothered

Smothered , 2014

Jump

Jump, 2014

Roaming

Roaming , 2014

Refuge

Refuge , 2013

The Capitalist

The Capitalist , 2013


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