The Brilliance!


We’re really internet and we’re really back. A website about things Benjamin , Chuck , Virgil , and various friends & guests think are interesting. Little-to-no specific focus, a bit odd, speling errors, and incredibly culturally relevant.


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Julie Mehretu : Black City!!!

Julie Mehretu is an incredible artist. Originally from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and now living and working in NYC, her paintings are some of the most detailed and fascinating I’ve really ever seen. In short, they are a crazy mash-up of architectural drawings, organic and abstract forms, historical references, graffiti, and from what I can tell, comic book linework. You really have to take a look at her paintings yourself to see and understand all the influences I just mentioned. What blows me away though, as an artist myself, is the level of detail she achieves while still maintaining structure and good composition. It almost feels like a more planned out, purposeful version of Jackson Pollock’s work sometimes to me. Anyways, Julie has a new monograph out called Black City that shows a lot of her work and goes into good detail about it….definitely do yourself a favor and check it out…link below…