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Julie Mehretu

 (born 1970)
Julie Mehretu is active/lives in New York / Ethiopia.  Julie Mehretu is known for Large-scale abstract gestural painting, architectural themes.

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Julie Mehretu


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 works with masking tape, light projectors, and architectural plans.

In the winter of 2006-2007, an exhibition of 20 of her works was at the Museo de Art Contemporáneo de Castilly y León in León, Spain, and from October 26 through January  ...  Displaying 750 of 9860 characters.



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About  Julie Mehretu

Born:  1970 - Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Known for:  Large-scale abstract gestural painting, architectural themes