Word Power

John Dorfman, Art & Antiques, May 1, 2020

[...] 'Wosene Worke Kosrof merges the ancient beauty of Ethiopian writing with modernist abstraction. In discussing the work of the Ethiopian-born artist Wosene Worke Kosrof, the phrase "visual language" can be taken literally. Kosrof's most important body of work consists of paintings in which the characters used to write Ethiopia's Amharic language are the central graphic element. Cohabiting on the canvas with simple geometric forms and fields of color, the Amharic characters create a dynamic, logic-challenging, visually fascinating abstraction.' [...]

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