Dawit Abebe - Contemporary Artists

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Dawit Abebe

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Mixed media drawings on paper

140 x 100 cm

Wide chested, with compressed rounded heads, centred upon long spinal cords, Abebe’s beings defy anatomical perfection (Background series, 2014). Navigating a labyrinth-like virtual world, these subjects become surrounded by travelling signs and symbols, those fragmented bits of shredded scroll-like paper, official documents, patches of urban landscapes and roaming camera devices allude to a political underbelly. The fragility of Abebe’s figurative yet unfamiliar subject reflects the temporal conditions of human experience rushed by inevitable transformation.
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