Tibebe Terffa (Ethiopian, born 1948)
Untitled on Paper I, 2003 & Untitled on Paper V, 2003
Signed ‘signature 2003’ (lower right) on each
Mixed media on paper
29 x 21.5 cm each
Sold as a pair
Sold Ksh 352,200
Provenance: direct from the artist through Addis Fine Art Gallery
One of Ethiopia’s most prominent living painters, Tibebe Terffa’s philosophical approach to painting combines expressions of his everyday environment with traditional and contemporary cultural references to create open, symbolic works.
Terffa studied Painting at the Addis Ababa School of Fine Art, graduating in 1973. He has been a full-time studio artist, working from his home in Addis Ababa, since 1984.
He has had numerous solo and selected group exhibitions in Ethiopia, USA, Spain, Germany and Canada, where he has also taken three artist residencies.