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