M. Mark Bauer: Gone Crazy. Want to Come?

Artist's Statement

My images are derived from multiple sources. The contrasts and activity of my paintings reflect the voyage through a human dominated world with its perplexing and unpredictable realities. I use humor and sarcasm in my art to help me cope with humankind’s folly of self-destruction. Is it possible that human’s privileged intellect can be used to save us yet or will we continue to exploit our world to the point of no return?


I graduated from UC Davis with a MFA in 1972. Like many graduates my art career was sidetracked due to being drafted during the Vietnam War and then working to provide for myself and my family. I never lost the desire to practice art and have had the opportunity to resume my art work full time since 2008.