Evarist Chikawe (Tanzanian, born 1974)
Talkertive 1/4, undated

signed E. Chikawe (lower right)
woodcut print on paper
21 x 27cm
Ksh 20,000–25,000
US$ 230–285
Sold Ksh 88,050

Provenance: Direct from artist

Chikawe is an established artist based in Dar es Salaam and an active member of the arts community. He is passionate about his cultural background and his work frequently depicts cyclical activities such as harvest times and stories of village life as related by the elders. The work featured in this sale is a simple but visually compelling work where the title says it all. Chikawe believes “art is an effective medium to teach peace, preserve culture, educate people and express feelings”. His work has been exhibited as part of the Africa Now exhibition in 2008 organised by Thorup Art, in Finland, Norway and Denmark, as well as frequently in Nairobi and his home country Tanzania.