About the Art
From scintillating white granites to brilliant serpentines - red, green, purple, gray, yellow, and bright orange - stone from Zimbabwe is a visual catalog of incredible wealth of minerals. More than 250 individual and combinations of serpentine ore were found in Zimbabwe. It is a complex combination of these minerals, which create a colorful palette so unique to Zimbabwean carving stone.
Ethiopian painter, Wosene Kosrof, was acknowledged by the New York Times. "Is Wosene an African artist? An American artist? Modern? Postmodern? He is all of these. And however indirectly, his art is a reminder that African art may borrow elements of modern Western style, but in absolutely essential ways, Western modernist art originated in Africa.
As an artist who has worked to move traditions into contemporary art, I see myself definitely as a representative of contemporary art in Africa...I also see myself as an individual, drawing on my culture, bringing my culture to the wider world... I'm simply trying to examine and interpret my own emotional understandings, my feelings, and my spiritual journey, using the Amharic writing as a base.