In this Video Moment, Artist Julie Mehretu invites us into her world. It’s a world of meticulous attention to detail, focus, and deep reflection. The result? Fantastic abstractions that evoke, provoke, and amaze. Complex works that seem to mold, and manipulate space and time as one ponders the social and architectural insights emerging from the artist’s expressions is Julie Mehretu’s hallmark.
Layer upon layer of translucent material make up this Goldman Sachs-commissioned piece, named simply (and quite aptly) Mural. It’s absolutely a site to see once one understands the context, care, and thought embraced by the artist to conceptualize, and complete such a work. So the next time you’re strolling around lower Manhattan look towards 200 West Street, snap a few photos and happily be on your way.