by Boy plus Kite in New Art on Wednesday 5 October 2011

Julie Mehretu’s work is mind-blowing on so many levels, but to really experience her art, you must see it in person. I was lucky enough to see one of her exhibits at the Guggenheim titled Grey Area. The exhibit is about decay and erasure, while the central theme is ‘the modern ruin’.

Not only does Mehretu completely execute her ideas and themes, but she does so in a way that is concrete yet still abstract. Her huge canvas’ shimmer on the wall, the markings flying about as if boomerangs are being launched at you. I couldn’t help but want to step into the paintings and get inside of her brain.
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