Ephrem Solomon (Ethiopian, born 1983)
It should not matter what colour you are or where you are from 2 and 3, sold as a diptych, 2014
52 x 52cm each
Sold Ksh 422,640
Provenance: direct from the artist
Ephrem Solomon was born in Addis Ababa and graduated from the Entoto Art School in 2009. He observes and presents socio-political works using woodcut and mixed media. Views of the city and the people that inhabit the spaces around him inform his work, as does a fictional world that exists beyond the present. Using black and white to symbolize this juncture in reality, he produces bold figures and portraits that capture both personal and public power relations in society.
Ephrem has exhibited internationally including in Ethiopia, Kenya, Dubai and Croatia. In 2014 he had his first solo exhibition in the UK at Tiwani Contemporary, London. His work is in private collections in Dubai, Kenya, South Africa and the UK, including the Saatchi Collection.