Julie Mehretu | the artist
Born 1970, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Lives and works in New York, USA, .
Original artworks, prints, exhibition posters, monographs, books, collectibles.
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.