We first became aware of Mark’s biting and often slyly humorous looks at both contemporary life and American history through a comic book aesthetic, frame-by-frame stories in fine art form. Born in South Florida with a post-graduate degree at Yale (where he was also an instructor before moving to Philly to work at Temple), Gibson’s work is so perfectly stated by M+B Gallery: Gibson’s painting “stems from his multipartite viewpoint as an artist—as a black male, a professor, an American history buff and comic book aficionado.”
On the occasion of our series at The Armory Show in NYC, Radio Juxtapoz sat down with Mark Thomas Gibson on an early morning before the fair doors opened to talk about his solo booth with M+B, the changing dynamics of not only his work but the overall landscape of contemporary art and how the comic book was his first love.
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The Radio Juxtapoz podcast is hosted by FIFTH WALL TV’s Doug Gillen and Juxtapoz editor, Evan Pricco. Episode 038 was recorded live in New York City at Pier 90, March 5, 2020. Thank you to The Armory Show for the support.