Addis Fine Art is returning to Untitled Art, Miami Beach for the second time, where we will be showcasing new works by Nigatu Tsehay. 29 November – 03 December 2022
Nigatu’s art is a fundamentally interrogative process. While it may not always yield definitive answers, painting allows him to grapple with important questions and to employ his own visual language as a means of reflection and communication.
Rich with human form, Nigatu likens his canvases to a suddenly paused film scene – an instant in time bearing the weight of existence. His works are replete with distorted characters who frequently gaze in disparate directions, hands and feet punctuating a forested twist of limbs.
It is through capturing these specific moments that Nigatu seeks to explore universal themes of existence and human experience, blending the precise with the abstract to create surrealistic realms which invite his audience to participate in the essential act of inquiry.
In 2016, Rakeb Sile and Mesai Haileleul co-founded Addis Fine Art, creating the first white-cube gallery space for modern and contemporary art in Ethiopia. Described as one of the “Most Important Young Galleries in the World” (Artsy 2019), the gallery has since then grown to become one of the leading galleries in Africa, establishing a prominent international platform for artists from the Horn of Africa.
In October 2021, the gallery moved into an expanded premises in London, a two-storey gallery space in the heart of Fitzrovia. The London gallery programme encapsulates Addis Fine Art’s commitment to heightened international exposure for, and critical reappraisal of, African art on the world stage. The gallery’s Addis Ababa space continues to be an incubator for emerging talent, facilitating critical engagement within the local market and encouraging the growth and development of the artworld ecosystem on the continent. The gallery will also serve as a space for artists from the diaspora to return to the continent and share and develop their practice.
Addis Fine Art London
21 Eastcastle Street London, UK
Tuesday – Friday 11 am – 6 pm & Saturday 12 – 6 pm
Monday by appointment only
Tel: +44 7935 011 444
Addis Fine Art Gallery
NOAH Centrum Building,
Bole, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Monday – Saturday 10am – 1pm & 2pm – 6pm
Tel: +251 980 635 696