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 Julie Mehretu  (1970 - )

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Lived/Active: New York / Ethiopia      Known for: Large-scale abstract gestural painting, architectural themes

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1970 (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
 
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New York / Ethiopia

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Large-scale abstract gestural painting, architectural themes

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Born in Ethiopia, Julie Mehretu is an artist who creates abstractions with layer after layer of markings that appear to be fragments of architectural plans.  Her work is related to the Russian movment of Constructivism and suggests the life of a city---cars, people, and buildings.   It reflects much of what she observes from her Harlem studio and home ---"the velocity and fragmentation of modern life."  (Sheets)

To create her pieces she has studio assistants and (showing 500 of 1583 characters).



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