Pictured here is Mehretu's Conversion (S.M. del Popolo/after C.) (2019–2020) from her exhibition at Marian Goodman Gallery.
In Mehretu's recent conversation with Fawz Kabra in Ocula Magazine, she charts the development of her practice:
'In my work, the language of abstraction has evolved. Painting evolves slowly. But through years of working and mark-making, how I think about space, surface, the marks, and what can happen in a painting has transformed.'
Mehretu's paintings are visceral, time-bending journeys that evoke unnerving memories and sensations from deep within our subconscious.—[O]