"Empirical Construction, Istanbul" (2004)

"Empirical Construction, Istanbul," 2004
Ink and acrylic on canvas, 120 x 180 inches
Museum of Modern Art, New York, Fund for the Twenty-First Century
Photo by Erma Estwick
© Julie Mehretu
Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery

"Your relationship to the space in the painting shifts depending on where you’re standing and what you’re looking at. Standing in one spot you can participate in several different spaces conceptually, at the same time. And when you’re standing in a different spot you see those same spaces in a very different way."

-Julie Mehretu