Pop Culture and The Archetype of Anti-Hero

 Mark Bradford Bird of Paradise, 2018 Mixed media on canvas 213.4 x 274.3 cm / 84 x 108 in © Mark Bradford Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth Photo: Joshua White

Mark Bradford
Bird of Paradise, 2018
Mixed media on canvas
213.4 x 274.3 cm / 84 x 108 in
© Mark Bradford
Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth
Photo: Joshua White

Los-Angeles native Mark Bradford’s first hometown exhibition in 15 years. 

Mark Bradford doesn’t need a fancy, undecipherable title for his exhibition—the artist’s incisive examination of culture, race, socioeconomics in his mixed-media works marked him as one of the most influential artists of his generation. Titled simply “Mark Bradford: New Works”, the exhibition on view at Hauser & Wirth through May 2018, showcases 10 new paintings, that bear Bradford’s signature style. He probes stories found in comic books to question the archetype of the antihero and the influence of the media on contemporary society, while also revisiting misconceptions of black identity and gender. Featured in the exhibition is a tribute to Jack Whitten, a fellow abstract painter and a friend of Bradford’s.

洛杉矶人马克·布拉福德15年来的第一个家乡展览。

马克·布拉福德在他的画展上不需要一个花哨、难以辨认的标题——他对文化、种族、社会经济学的精辟审视,在他的混合媒体作品中,他被标榜为他那一代最有影响力的艺术家之一。名为“马克·布拉福德:新作品”的展览将于2018年5月在豪瑟与沃斯画廊展出,展示了10幅新画作,展示了布拉福德的标志性风格。他探索漫画书中的故事,质疑反英雄的原型和媒体对当代社会的影响,同时也重新审视对黑人身份和性别的误解。展览中展出了杰克·惠顿的作品,他是布拉德福德的朋友,也是一位抽象派画家。

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