My drawings are more about rhythm and tone than narrative. And for me, momentum is a vital element in finding this. Drawing is a discovery process, and this is especially true for me. I work on mylar in order to best allow for this. It is a durable enough surface to allow for the many additions and subtractions it takes to find the momentum of the piece. My drawings often take shape over days or weeks.
Most of the drawing that I do ends up disappearing to the eraser, as I tend to have a less is more design ethos. I obsess over quality and weight of line and mark, because I find these elements carry so much of the weight of the work. For subject matter, I usually choose the human and animal figure because of its inherent ability to display beauty, humor and tragedy, often at the same time, and I do so stripped of context in order to invite the viewer to bring their own. - MT
Mark Traughber is a professional artist living and working in Louisville, Ky. Born in Todd County in southwestern Kentucky, he attended Western Kentucky University, where he studied art and sociology, and then received his MFA in studio art from East Carolina University.
He lives in Butchertown, Louisville, Ky.
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