Lot 41 Eyerusalem Jirenga at Art Auction East Africa 2018

Eyerusalem Jirenga (Ethiopian, born 1993)
The City of Saints XII, 2017
Unsigned, certificate of authenticity (back of frame)
2/7 Edition, digital archival print
80 x 80 cm

Ksh 220,000-270,000
(US$ 2,000-2,500)
Sold Ksh 234,800

Provenance: direct from the artist through Addis Fine Art Gallery

Eyerusalem Jirenga is an emerging visual artist based in Addis Ababa. Informed by her background in design, Jirenga now uses photography to document living history. She has become known for her discerning portraits, enlivened with striking colour detail. Her use of rich texture and colour gradient plays against the crisp focus of her photographs, enhancing their visually stimulating effect.

Jirenga has received considerable recent acclaim for her work both within Ethiopia and internationally. She has exhibited in the New York photography festival Photoville in 2016 and was included in the New York Times Portfolio Review 2016. Her work has featured and received commendation in several group exhibitions in Addis Ababa.

Her photographs have been presented on the Everyday Horn of Africa and are due to feature soon in Mfon: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora.