"Grace & Measure" (2005)

"Grace & Measure," 2005
Mixed media collage on canvas, 90 x 120 inches
Courtesy Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

"Because I’m very fluid, I need to set up rules. I have a very organized work schedule. I work every day, a certain number of hours. I don’t have creative blocks: if it’s going bad, it’s just a bad day and I wind my way through. I push myself to stay on task and work. I do really large-scale paintings. The one I’m working on now is nine by thirty feet. And somewhere in that landscape you get lost, completely lost, inside the body of a painting. You don’t know where you’re going, and it’s not speaking to you, but you just keep moving through it and you find your way. You find a space that looks familiar, and you make your home there for a little bit. And you don’t get too comfortable because you’ve got to charge off again." - Mark Bradford ...

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"Because I’m very fluid, I need to set up rules. I have a very organized work schedule. I work every day, a certain number of hours. I don’t have creative blocks: if it’s going bad, it’s just a bad day and I wind my way through. I push myself to stay on task and work. I do really large-scale paintings. The one I’m working on now is nine by thirty feet. And somewhere in that landscape you get lost, completely lost, inside the body of a painting. You don’t know where you’re going, and it’s not speaking to you, but you just keep moving through it and you find your way. You find a space that looks familiar, and you make your home there for a little bit. And you don’t get too comfortable because you’ve got to charge off again."

- Mark Bradford

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