Artist Crush: Mark Dutcher

I’d describe Mark Dutcher’s paintings as heady, dark, aching, raw, but still somehow pretty. On his blog, like in his artwork, Dutcher is unabashedly expressive.

Some insights from the artist from Five Questions.

On what inspires him. “brokenness. resilience.  the idea of change. things changing or becoming something else. authenticity. the wearing of  emotions on a sleeve. a piece of cardboard.  the idea of artists in their studios . the hand of the artist in the work. words. fragments.scuff mark. scratch. mar. blotch. spit. drip.”

On themes he pursues. “the utopian moment. trying to hold onto that moment. memory and the monuments we create. beauty and decay. after the party. the tension between wanting to live and despair. “the decay of the angel”.”

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via Art Blog Of Mike.

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