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Leikun Nahusenay
Trinity (orange)
2021
Paper peel and paint
70x100cm

R22,300.00 (unframed) 



Ethiopian artist Leikun Nahusenay draws on a diverse and multi-disciplinary practice in the making of his strongly patterned “paper peel” works. In Trinity (orange) Nahusenay evokes a religious theme – that of the holy trinity of the Christian faith – presenting a cluster of three entangled figures that occupy an ambiguous room-like space. The checkered floor suggests an interior environment or a chessboard, while establishing a decorative logic that is swiftly abandoned in the juxtaposed and stretched checkers and stripes of the figures. 



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LEIKUN NAHUSENAY





While primarily identifying as a self-taught artist, Leikun Nahusenay (b. 1982, Addis Ababa) nonetheless completed his art degrees from the Ale School of Fine Arts (2006) and Teferi Mekonnen School (2011). His multidisciplinary practice is based in Addis Ababa, where he works from the Nas Gedame studio. He is also a member of the Netsa Art Village and contributes to the growing Ethiopian art scene.

His work has been shown in numerous exhibitions, including filam (a)nt, Fondation Blachere (2019), Addis Calling, Addis Fine Art (2016); Draw Me A Castle, Alliance Ethio-Française (2011); and The Fine Line Between, Lela Gallery (2008) — all in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Recent solo exhibitions include The Guardians, Lela Art Gallery, Addis Ababa (2021) and a solo presentation with Addis Fine Art at 1:54 Art Fair in London (2019). 


 
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