Wosene: Then & Now
An opening of new, recent, and earlier works by Wosene Worke Kosrof will be held at the Claremont Resort & Spa, Saturday, July 25th, 2009. A wine reception honoring the noted Ethiopian-born painter will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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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. The link is forged yet again..."
"In my works, language goes far beyond the literal meaning. As I break apart the Amharic symbols and reshape them as colors on canvas, it's almost like I'm putting them under a microscope, to discover what stories they tell, what secrets they have. They come alive at the tip of my brush, and we speak to each other in their language of elegant and rhythmic lines, circles, and curves."