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Ephrem Solomon

Recycle Series 04, 2018

Wood Cut and mixed media
33 1/2 × 31 1/2 in
85 × 80 cm
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Ephrem Solomon
Ethiopian, b. 1983
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Ephrem Solomon draws on woodcutting’s history as a medium tied to 20th-century politics. His works feature figures or objects—often domestic ones such as empty chairs—rendered in solid fields of color and employed as allegories for contemporary life in Ethiopia. Solomon tends to depict these subjects in isolation to suggest the feeling of alienation. Although the images have a timeless quality, he collages scraps of newspaper to the prints to inject them with markers of contemporary life. “My works portrays the distance between what the governed people need and want and what the response is from the governors,” the artist has said. “I have tried to picture, as precisely as possible, the actual and innocent feeling of the governed.”

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Ephrem Solomon
Ethiopian, b. 1983
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Ephrem Solomon draws on woodcutting’s history as a medium tied to 20th-century politics. His works feature figures or objects—often domestic ones such as empty chairs—rendered in solid fields of color and employed as allegories for contemporary life in Ethiopia. Solomon tends to depict these subjects in isolation to suggest the feeling of alienation. Although the images have a timeless quality, he collages scraps of newspaper to the prints to inject them with markers of contemporary life. “My works portrays the distance between what the governed people need and want and what the response is from the governors,” the artist has said. “I have tried to picture, as precisely as possible, the actual and innocent feeling of the governed.”

Ephrem Solomon

Recycle Series 04, 2018

Wood Cut and mixed media
33 1/2 × 31 1/2 in
85 × 80 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
London , Berlin
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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