|mark bradford, scorched earth, 2006, billboard paper, photochemical reproductions, acrylic gel medium, carbon paper, acrylic paint, bleach and other mixed media on canvas, 94.5 x 118 inches|
i went last week to catch the mark bradford show at SFMOMA right before it came down. i had seen one or 2 pieces in person, and i had watched the art21 segment on him - and was intrigued. i sort of had high expectations and was thinking that they might not be fulfilled if i saw a full retrospective of the work he's made thus far. but hip hip hooray ! i wasn't disappointed at all ... in fact i was impressed and moved.
|Mark Bradford, Strawberry, 2002; photomechanical reproductions, acrylic gel medium, permanent-wave end papers, and additional mixed media on canvas; 72 x 84 inches|
|Mark Bradford, Smokey, 2003; billboard paper, photomechanical reproductions, acrylic gel medium, permanent-wave end papers, and additional mixed media on canvas; 60 x 72 inches|
|mark bradford, bread and circuses, 2007. Mixed-media collage on canvas, 133 × 253 in.|
|mark bradford, orbit, 2007, mixed media collage, 72×84 inches.|
|mark bradford, Untitled, 2007, mixed media collage, 19×22 inches.|
he also take advertisements taken from inner city fences like this:
|mark bradford, Red Painting, 2009. Mixed media collage on canvas, 258.4 x 364.5 cm.|
you can learn more about him on several sites including this great site. or on sikkima jenkins & co. so which is for me? i'm definitely drawn to the first one [with that expanse of orange] or orbit [with the amazing tight grid - so dark with hints of colors peeking out. yes so good.] but i think i might have to go with this:
|mark bradford, 2003, mixed media on canvas, 72 x 84|
keep track of my collection as it grows on pinterest. till next time... hope you find some art you want to bring home with you !