Born 1970, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Lives and works in New York, USA, .
On surfaces encased in coats of transparent resin, american painter Julie Mehretu paints over the sprawling drawings a maelstrom of colorful, geometric abstractions, iconic imagery, and loosely figurative markings that evoke a world of associations. Certain sketch marks suggest explosions, while others call to mind the curved backs of pilgrims praying at Mecca, or landscapes flecked with grassy plains.
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.