Behailu Bezibah (Ethiopian 1960)
To The Market, 2013

signed ‘BEHAILU’ (lower right)
oil on canvas
58.5 x 48.5cm
Ksh 40,000–50,000
US$ 455–570
Sold Ksh 187,840

Provenance: Direct from artist

Since graduating from Addis Ababa University’s School of Fine Arts in 1980, Bezibah has worked as an art teacher and become an advocate and provocateur for pushing a more contemporary approach to art in the city. His paintings reflect this drive for experimentation in their spontaneity and loose brushwork.

Bezibah has travelled widely, winning scholarships for artist residencies in the U.S., France, Ireland, Germany, South Africa and he has exhibited at the International Contemporary Art Fair in Madrid and at the Harn Museum of Art in Florida as well as having solo shows in Ethiopia and Germany. He is currently lecturing on new media studies at the Addis Ababa School of Fine Art, Ethiopia.