Who are you and what do you do?
i am a painter. my name is mark dutcher. joy division is my favorite band.
Who/what inspires you?
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.
What themes do you pursue?
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".
this is who i am. a painter living in a box of paint.
Name some artists you would like to be compared to.
i dont know how to answer this question. here are some artists that have been in the studio with me... Susan Rothenberg. lucio fontana. Guston. Mary Heilman. Amy sillman. Kirchner. Matisse. Fra Angelico. Mark Bradford. Arch Connelly. Rothko. Tal R. Klein. Pat Steir..