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Dawit Adnew
Born 1973 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Lives and works in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Dawit Adnew is an artist based in Addis Ababa who attended the Allé School of Fine Arts & Design. Occasionally working from images or models, Adnew's process is highly experimental. His practice is informed by studies in masks and iconography, and his use of patterns and fabric emerges from his experience as a textile designer. Surrounded by blooming flowers and creeping foliage, the women depicted in his canvases seem to communicate wordlessly with one another, drawing the viewer into their silent dialogue. Adnew has been included in various exhibitions in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Malta.
Dawit Adnew, Transient Beauty, 2022, Acrylic on canvas,165x210cm. Courtesy of Addis Fine Art.

Artists 2022