Artist Wosene Worke Kosrof Interview On Africa Wrap

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Wosene Worke Kosrof is a contemporary artist who has achieved international acclaim. Born in 1950 in the Arat Kilo district of Addis Ababa and formally trained at the Addis Ababa School of Fine Arts, he completed a BFA with distinction in 1972. Over the past four decades he has created an internationally recognised artistic signature in his work by being the first contemporary Ethiopian-born artist to use the script forms – fiedel – of his native Amharic as a core element in his paintings and sculptures.Jazz improvisations underlie his compositions, animating them with rhythmic movements and emboldening his masterful use of color. Wosene has been talking about his work on Africa Wrap.

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