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Generally, when I tell people Im a painter, they ask me if I have a card: Yes, wed like this room in this color. I still might get cards that say Mark Bradford. Painter.
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My mom was a free spirit, and she brought me up to be a free spirit.

— Mark Bradford

The narrative oftentimes is that everything that comes out of the hood is 'real,' and so I thought, 'I'll base it on the absurd, the not real. I'll twist the idea of real on its head and see if I can get away with it. I'll make paintings that come not from a place but through an abstract gaze.'

— Mark Bradford

About the time I was 7, I got really into black-exploitation films, so I made my own Wonder Woman, but I made her black.

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I don't believe in blanket statements on race.

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I don't look at things in black and white. There are big gray areas. There's a lot of slippage.

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I fell through the holes in the educational system. But education is still a way to change a life.

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I have always been interested in people who live outside of the fabric of the norm.

— Mark Bradford

Generally, when I tell people I'm a painter, they ask me if I have a card: 'Yes, we'd like this room in this color.' I still might get cards that say 'Mark Bradford. Painter.'

— Mark Bradford

I don't know why so many artists talk about the mainstream's problems from the fringe. I think, unfortunately, it's almost like our education makes us too safe and terrified to step into the world.

— Mark Bradford

In North America, what happens often is that they put race before nationhood. Everyone here is Hispanic-American, Chinese-American, African-American. But really, we're just North Americans of all these different descents. The only time I notice North Americans becoming national is when a war happens or a crisis happens.

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Life, work - it's all very organic and fluid, a laboratory. I always tell people: whatever your thing is, you just have to be in it. Jump in; you'll figure it out.

— Mark Bradford

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