Julie Mehretu

American-Ethiopian artist Julie Mehretu is represented by the Marian Goodman Gallery in London. Known for her very large (and very expensive) paintings, Mehretu won the prestigious MacArthur Prize and her works form a part of the MoMA’s permanent collection. 

More quotes from Julie Mehretu: 

  • "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."  

  • "People look at the film in a gallery, and if they 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." 

1970 -
Nationality: American-Ethiopian
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