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.
Everything I do has an underlying political question.
I can go to my own opening, and the security guard will tell me that I have to go to the security entrance.
I don't believe in blanket statements on race.
I don't look at things in black and white. There are big gray areas. There's a lot of slippage.
I fell through the holes in the educational system. But education is still a way to change a life.
I figure if you have one person that loves you, that's enough, growing up. You just need one person in your corner.
I go through the arc of a relationship with every single painting that I do.
I have always been interested in people who live outside of the fabric of the norm.
I just follow the things I'm interested in. That's always guided me. If I'm interested in something, that's where I go.
I look at art as a container. You can't get inside it, so you have to ask all of these questions.
I'm kind of an insecure artist. I hop from piece to piece. I always think my life depends on every painting. Every painting is my first painting.
If Home Depot doesn't have it, Mark Bradford doesn't need it.
In the city, you're always looking around, observing everything. In some neighborhoods, your life can depend on it. The details change constantly.
My mom was a free spirit, and she brought me up to be a free spirit.
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