Printmaking has long been an important part of Julie Mehretu’s œuvre, because it allows such radical experiments with the construction of images. The various processes allow Mehretu to take the many elements of the work apart, looking at them individually, in a way impossible in painting or drawing. In Epigraph, Damascus, Mehretu has developed a practice and vocabulary that has allowed her to build deep, dark density, combined with an effortless flow, in a composition that goes far beyond traditional printmaking.
Julie Mehretu, born in 1970 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, lives and works in New York City.
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