One of the most recognized visual artists of our time, Julie Mehretu’s works are direct responses to urgent political matters such as war, colonialism, diaspora, displacement, and social protest.
Mehretu combines manipulated digital images with her distinct painterly vocabulary of organic, painterly marks, geometric shapes and lines. Her multi-layered, large-scale compositions can be seen as visual representations of the humankind’s struggle to comprehend the social and political complexities of a globalized, chaotic, fragmented world.
Julie Mehretu, born in 1970 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, lives and works in New York City. She has been collaborating with BORCH Editions since 2015.