Sunday, April 28, 2019


By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
Mark Bradford – Mithra, 2008, plywood, shipping containers, steel, 2133.6 x 609.6 x 762 cm, installation view at Prospect.1, New Orleans
Abstract artist, Mark Bradford tracks racial, gender, and social identity. In his paintings, videos, and sculptures, he merges the methods of outsider artists with black abstract artists of the 1960s. Racial justice is a dominant theme, and two works standout. Most recently, his criminal justice work, "Life Size," an image of a police body camera isolated on a light-colored background. The other is “Mithra," his Noah’s Ark inspired sculpture and response to Hurricane Katrina. “Mithra" is headed to China, and that makes Mark Bradford our artist of the week.

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Mark Bradford’s Paintings Scratch at the Surface of a Conflicted AmericaThe Hirshhorn Museum hosts the artist’s first solo show in Washington
Mark Bradford – Life Size. Photograph: Photo by Joshua White. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
Mark Bradford The first comprehensive study of the work of one of the most significant abstract painters of his generation