Julie Mehretu

Julie Mehretu

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Julie Mehretu is an artist, born 1970 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, best known for her densely layered abstract paintings and prints. She now lives and works in New York. It is no surprise, then, that her work incorporates the dynamic visual vocabulary of maps, urban-planning grids, and architectural forms as it alternates between historical narratives and fictional landscapes. (Summarise of Wikipedia and Art21) 

I went to her lecture at Tate Modern. Because of my English skill, I could not understand everything, but she seemed like a complex person. Her works are powerful as if the strong wind is blowing. When I research about her works, their size is so big, so I want to see her paintings someday. It must be more dynamic than I think.

 

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