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Wosene Worke Kosrof @ Gallery of African Art

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Wosene Worke Kosrof comes to London town this week. Wordplay, his first major show in the UK in over 10 years opens at the Gallery of African Art today. It features 16 new and recent large-scale paintings.

Mind of the Healer, 2008

Mind of the Healer, 2008

Wordplay XIV, 2011

Wordplay XIV, 2011

Hailing from Addis Ababa, Wosene is internationally known for using fiedel, the script forms of his native Amharic as a key element in his creations. His paintings are conversations, visual vocabulary, speaking of the mapping of cultures. Says Wosense: “I create a visible, interactive surface. My paintings invite viewers to dialogue with them, to take them into their memory.”

On Saturday afternoon the Ethiopian artist will be in house talking about his work. The conversation will be moderated by the exhibition’s curators Mesai Haileleul and Raku Sile.

Wosene Worke Kosrof: In Conversation
29th June
From 1pm-3pm
Artist talk 2pm-3pm

Wordplay
27 June – 26 July

GAFRA
9 Cork Street,
London, W1S 3LL.

Opening Hours
Monday – Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm

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Author: africanartinlondon

Art from Africa, or by or about Africa or Africans, in London...

One thought on “Wosene Worke Kosrof @ Gallery of African Art

  1. Wosene’s joyful linear jumble and color explosions excite the neurons and award meaning to the African symbols.

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