NEW YORK, NY — One of the first booths visitors encountered at the latest edition of the 1:54 African Contemporary African Fair in New York displayed paintings by Nirit Takele and Henry “Mzili” Mujunga. While their work differs greatly, they have a common denominator. Both artists understand color and utilize it to great effect.
Addis Fine Art of Ethiopia presented Takele’s paintings of faceted figures and Circle Art Gallery, based in Nairobi, Kenya, showed Mujung’s series referencing a potential African space program. The galleries shared a booth and exhibited both bodies of work together.