Julie Mehretu - Quotes

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That's what I'm interested in: the space in between, the moment of imagining what is possible and yet not knowing what that is. ---->>>

I'm really interested in the nondefinitive element of abstraction. ---->>>

People look at film in a gallery, and if they walk out after two minutes they know they haven't seen the whole work. But then people look at a painting for two minutes and think they've seen it. Certain paintings are made to be consumed fast. But some require a slowed-down time. You have to go back to them. ---->>>

I always wanted to be an artist, but I didn't really know how someone could make a life out it. ---->>>

When you're not a mom, you can get up in the middle of the night, paint, sleep all morning... you can't do that when you have two children! ---->>>

You're not just this person who's from your own specific experiences, but the collective experience of what makes you who you are because of time. ---->>>

I don't ever work in a way where something is an illustration of an event, but when something is occurring at the same time I see it as very informed by that. ---->>>

Race always comes up in the conversation of Detroit. ---->>>


Nationality: Ethiopian
Born: 06-21, 1970
Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Occupation: Artist

Julie Mehretu (born 1970 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) is an artist, best known for her densely layered abstract paintings and prints. She is best known for her large-scale paintings that take the abstract energy, topography, and sensibility of global urban landscapes as a source of inspiration. (wikipedia)