The Armory Show Delivered Despite Virus Fears

Eva Zanardi, Art & Object, March 6, 2020

[...] Merikokeb Berhanu is one of Ethiopia’s most exciting contemporary artists. Her work combines the surreal and the abstract as she delves into subject matters relating to life, death, maternity, and growth. Trained by an elite group of Modernist artists, she is part of a generation of Ethiopian painters who are starting to gain recognition in the international art world. Engaging with a long and deeply-rooted tradition of Ethiopian painting, Merikokeb's works feature abstract forms with dense backgrounds that interact with organic symbols. [...]

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