Endale Desalegn at DKW, Parkwood

Endale Desaleg is an Ethiopian artist working out of Addis Ababa and has recently arrived in South Africa to complete a residency at David Krut Projects.


Usually a painter, Endale has also begun to experiment with printmaking while collaborating with Senzo Shabangu and exploring different kinds of mark-making. Alongside these print experiments Endale is working extensively on new drawings and is soon to begin on a series of paintings. Endale’s paintings are rich and dark, built up through layers oil paint into incredibly tactile objects which combine and recombine texts and symbols in a meditative practice.

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