Circle Art Auction 2015 Lot 21 Tibebe Terffa

Tibebe Terffa (Ethiopian, born 1948)
Untitled, 2015
Signed ‘Tibebe Terffa’ (upper left and verso)
Acrylic on canvas
90 x 75 cm

Ksh 330,000-385,000
(US$ 3,000-3,500)
Sold Ksh 375,680

Provenance: direct from the artist

Tibebe Terffa is one of Ethiopia’s most prominent living artists. His philosophical approach to painting combines depictions of his everyday environment with traditional and contemporary cultural references to create inventive landscapes.

Terffa studied painting at 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.