"Dispersion," detail (2002)

"Dispersion," detail, 2002
Ink and acrylic on canvas, 90 x 144 inches
Collection of Nicolas Rohatyn and Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn
Photo by Erma Estwick
© Julie Mehretu
Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery

"Now I approach a picture out of a collection of information that comes to me, and through the experiment of projecting information and working with the language, the mark-making, painting the color and texture, and whatever other elements that I want to bring into the work."

-Julie Mehretu