"Back to Gondwanaland" (2000)

"Back to Gondwanaland," 2000
Ink and acrylic on canvas, 96 x 120 inches
Collection of Andre Gordts
© Julie Mehretu
Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery

"My earlier drawings and paintings had a diagrammatic, map-like, pictographic element to them. But as the work has shifted to being more atmospheric or painterly, I think I refrain from trying to explain what’s going on. The paintings are not rational descriptions or efforts to articulate something in that way."
-Julie Mehretu