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Mark Bradford

by CAROLEE THEA

The Los Angeles artist, Mark Bradford, disturbs the barriers between art, politics, his inner life and social concerns. Functioning as both artist and cultural historian, he addresses his external environment as an articulation of the aspects of a city's migrating-merging identities. Not the first artist to deal with issues of identity, he also reveals a segment of contemporary black culture in which the viewer is reminded that their views emanate from perspectives grounded in myth, bias and identity construction.

Armed with a BFA; MA and a beauty operator's license, theā€¦

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