Julie Mehretu – Psychogeographic paintings
Sunday, 18 December 2005
Babel Unleased – Julie Mehretu
Check out the complex layered schematics of Julie Mehretu’s drawings – there are references to architecture, calligraphy and her personal imaginary future-past landscapes. The results are detailed amorphous and energetic diagrams sometimes recalling visualisations of networked digital environments and the architecture of inner/cyber/hyperscapes.
From Metascape, a group exhibtion that featured visionary and real topographic explorations at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Summer 2003, comes this:
‘Julie Mehretu tackles the infrastructure of the constructed world, imploding and exploding fragments of the real and imagined into a frenzied maelstrom of information.
Mehretu refers to these vortexes of energy as “psychogeographic paintings”.
Also see Layering Chaos.