Mark Wilson aka diewiththemostlikes Artist Feature | NFT CULTURE | NFT and crypto art

*Disclaimer: This article contains censored adult language, adult content, and many references to meat.*


The only way I can adequately explain this is by writing it as if it were a LinkedIn bio, which is also identical to this one, along with the endorsements for giving up, sagging skin, and logins to a shared premium porn subscription. diewiththemostlikes is a f*ckable energy drink that floats in an abandoned retention pond outside a mall in a hometown you’ll never leave. You don’t believe anything. Consume everything.-Mark Wilson on his art

he saved us
he saved us

Die with the most likes Also known as Toadswiback, also known as Mark Wilson, is a rogue giant emerging within the crypto art scene. When first encountering his work, the immediate reaction is to dismiss it as another avant-garde master seizing on the shock, but as one discovers the feelings and spirit behind the dripping images, there is an unfathomable depth of self-reflection. and critique/celebration of the Mid-American peak. consumerist culture embedded in an irreverent cult of raw meat.

Since its first minting on the Tezos blockchain in March 2021, it has worked its way to increasing success through writing and artwork that is stylistically Chris Simpsons Artist meets Mike Judge. His work has been exhibited internationally, featured in KnownOrigin and SuperRare and his latest creation is a collaboration with the Crypto Art Museum to create a digital art exhibition. I am grateful to Toad, another Garfield super fan, for agreeing to an interview with me.


How did you start as an artist?

I have never had a say in the matter as far as I can remember, I find creation to be a necessity and a mechanism to precariously wade in and out of the waters of enjoyable madness. Unintentional creations fuel our entire artistic movement. Built like mirrors for viewers to snort their favorite distortion and ponder the excruciating drip and inevitable nosebleed. I don’t have many inspirations because there were RV museums instead of art museums where I grew up, although there was beauty in those too. I have found more inspiration from artists in the last year than in my entire life up to that point.

What does ground beef mean to you?

The flesh rules everything around me. I find having your existence distilled into a plastic bag of bloody, tangled linguine noodles a truly comical prospect. Make a butcher with failing organs realize you’re about to expire and put a discount price tag on everything you’ve made. It is then eventually mixed with an old bay seasoning packet and some egg noodles and consumed via a suppository from a microwaving boiling plastic tray. Providing barely enough sustenance for another brutal day of bug work. I love ground beef. Legalize ground beef.

midwest huh?

(Note: As a Midwestern native, this is Midwestern slang for “Can you tell me about your experience as a Midwesterner and how it influences your art?”)

I was born on a snowdrift corn soufflé thawing in a shopping mall to the sound of dying dreams and freshly paved asphalt. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. There’s a seriousness here, like we’re all from the same piece of shit hometown and held together by a cream of mushroom soup. We share much of the same suffering and much of the same happiness. People are mostly friendly. Getting drunk on Steel Reserves and juggling devil sticks in an abandoned Arby’s parking lot is where I peaked creatively, it’s been downhill ever since.

While you have a lot of fans (me included), I know a lot of people would find your style and subject matter crude, awkward, and honestly disgusting. How would you explain your art to critics like that?

I think the canned answer here would be that there’s beauty in disgust or some nonsense like that that’s been said a thousand times, but really, I find that the prospect of creating personalityless desktop ornaments is used to soothe the itchy holes of shit covered a** is spiritually reprehensible. I scratch the wounds and they bleed. That blood is lubricant for our collective descent into insurmountable madness. If the diversion from a life of force-feeding prescription pills and perpetual consumption of lifeless explosive forms in the Candy Crush saga of human suffering isn’t for you, I’d respectfully say take some DMT and watch the fourth season of the Grammy-nominated reality television show Pawn Stars.

we ate brunch
we ate brunch – available at SuperRare

What is your favorite story from your crypto art journey so far?

I spent six months creating fake SuperRare apps, tweeting things like “Just sent my SuperRare app video, it’s me channeling a Heineken 0.0 and inhaling a huge bag of jankem and shooting a stop motion sequel to Passion of the Christ but starring Minions.” the one that finally got me was claiming he was on a month long DMT trip re-recording The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood where me and a fake Larry the Cable Guy were performing every part. Many thanks to Zack for acknowledging that it is absolutely necessary to make the film, still looking for financing.

You are not only a visual artist, but also a prolific writer. I know that the production you keep is something that other artists are inspired by in general along with the lack of filters. How did you get to that point and any advice for other artists who are also battling their demons to continue creating?

Ah fuck yeah thanks for that, I would definitely suggest reading. It’s easy to say, but it completely changes the way you process things. Also again creation for creation’s sake. Not everything needs to be minted or sold. Most of the images. Most text. Most experiences are just that. A digital distillation of a rapidly deteriorating sack of meat. Embrace the urgency. Embrace the madness. Put thoughts, feelings and emotions in a furnace and burn them in the puffy clouds that are already polluting. Don’t take any advice, including this one.

Where do you see the future of crypto art?

I see all of us refusing our prescribed existence of misery and insect toil. Maybe not die just doing something we hate. Maybe still dying alone, but at least not doing something we hate and a beautiful, poorly attended funeral with an edible melon arrangement that represents our legacy.

3 artists you love in crypto art and why?

Ceren Su: I find his work beautiful, disturbing and hilarious in its absurdity. It’s impossible to discern any emotion you feel as you watch the pieces shift, fulfilling some unknown purpose, just a suffocating feeling that your sanity is shifting in unison.

Esra Eslen: Brutal on every level. His disregard for humanity as a whole is a theme that I obviously like. Documenting a hilarious and unceremonious descent as a species. Fulfilling our true destiny of dying sacks of meat pounded into burgers and grilled at a summer barbecue.

jesse draxler: it is the physical approximation of the abyss.


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*The author of this article is a collector of the artist’s work at the time of publication.*

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