Lot 2 Fitsum Berhe Woldelibanos (Eritrean, born 1979) Woman, 2010, at the Art Auction East Africa 2019

Fitsum Berhe Woldelibanos (Eritrean, born 1979)
Woman, 2010
Signed ‘signature’ (bottom)
Acrylic on canvas
150 x 100.4 cm

Ksh 360,000–550,000
(US$ 3,200–5,000)
Sold Ksh 610,480

Provenance: private collection

Fitsum Woldelibanos’ vibrant contemporary portraits, which explore the construction of identity and individuality, have gathered an enthusiastic international following. Woldelibanos has developed a highly personal, painterly language, using a distinctive palette and gestural application to render his subjects.

He graduated from the Asmara School of Arts in Ethiopia in 2000, and since then has been living and working in Kenya. His work has been exhibited extensively in Kenya, Canada and Europe.