Sometimes you almost have to laugh to keep from crying to deal with the pain associated with the ‘hood.
– Gucci Mane
The narrative oftentimes is that everything that comes out of the hood is ‘real,’ and so I thought, ‘I’ll base it on the absurd, the not real. I’ll twist the idea of real on its head and see if I can get away with it. I’ll make paintings that come not from a place but through an abstract gaze.’
– Mark Bradford