Eltayeb Dawelbait (Sudanese, born 1968)
101.8 x 61.7 cm
Ksh 450,000 – 600,000
(US$) 4,750 – 6,300
Provenance: Direct from the artist
Sold Ksh 410,000
Eltayeb studied at the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Sudan. His studies were interrupted when he was dismissed for political activities and he spent the following years living a nomadic existence in exile, struggling to make a living and continue his artistic practice. For the last 15 years Eltayeb has been living in Nairobi and is renowned for his inventive use of materials, in particular old wooden panels, boxes and furniture which he breaks down to make surfaces to etch and paint on.
Eltayeb has exhibited widely including a solo show at TAD Gallery in Rome in 2003 and a group show at Ensign Gallery in London in 2004. He exhibited at the Toronto Art Fair in 2006 and Monaco Art Fair in 2010. In 2013, he completed a large commission for PwC Towers in Nairobi and was part of a group exhibition in Madrid at the Gazzambo Gallery. He is a very popular and widely collected artist in the region.