Wosene Worke Kosrof (b. 1950) grew up in Addis Ababa and has lived in the United States since 1978. Encouraged in the late 1970's by his mentor at Howard University, Jeff Donaldson, Wosene seized on Amharic script - the lingua franca on Ethiopia that he had often used in his works during his student years - as a distinctive design approach in his art. Wosene has continued to work with these abstracted script forms in his paintings and sculptures now over more than forty years. Wosene's paintings are included in permanent museum collections in the United States, Europe, Africa, and Japan, and his works are in many private collections worldwide. The Virginia Museum of Fine Art (VMFA) in Richmond, VA/USA is just the most recent institution to acquire one of Wosene's monumental paintings, My Liberty.
The New York Times, Washington Post, and The Financial Times, among others, have celebrated his gallery exhibitions with spotlighted reviews. Now, Wosene's work will be exhibited at Korsbarsgarden.
Sundre Vastergarde 135,
623 Burgsvik Sweden
Jul 7 - Sep 30 2018