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Julie Mehretu at Botín Centre

Gesture Architecture


After one on Carsten Höller, ‘Julie Mehretru. A Universal History of Everything and Nothing’ is the Botín Centre’s second exhibition since its inauguration in June of this year. A selection of thirty paintings and sixty drawings rendered with graphite, ink, and acrylic presents the work of the Ethiopian born in Addis Ababa in 1970 – widely considered as one of the foremost emerging artists in the international scene – whose uniqueness lies in the way she brings back the disciplinary and timeless nature of the drawing through complex architectures formed by calligraphic marks, lines, and erasures where the gestures of the human body shine through, and which take on increasing solidity over time.

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