Workneh Bezu Kassa was born in 1978 in Ethiopia and currently lives and works in Addis Ababa. Workneh experiments with different art forms such as paintings, sculptures, graphics, and video works. Later on, the artist shifted his attention from circles to female figures. The artist creates artworks that feature mothers and children, their emotional connection and that represent an array of human emotions such as sadness, happiness, frustrations, and many more.
Onyis Martin, Something old something new X, 2021. Onyis Martin was born in 1987 in Kisumu, Kenya but currently lives and works in Nairobi. Martin’s approach to and investigation of the themes central to his practice is a complex and articulated process, often using his private experience as a departure point. The interweaving individual with collective experiences of human displacement and migration, through his work he questions our understanding and engagement with human trafficking and its catastrophic consequences, reflecting on the often intimate, personal reasons why people migrate.
Maina Boniface, EVERY MAN'S BURDEN, 2021. EVERY MAN’S BURDEN depicts a society of individualism whereby every person carries their own burden while others tag on who has the heaviest. The burden is metaphorical of any form of own existence and self-importance or none. It is therefore an expression of lunacy of the current world. “Every man for himself.....
Lehlogonolo, 2021. In his creation the artist uses words and letters broken down into lines to construct figures. He strongly believes in the power of words: “ In some ways, I both love and fear them. Words hold power. The more you know about something, the more it has the ability to change you.” Lehlogonolo depicts the complexity of the human form by making drawing marks that represent energies. He conveys a human body in a network of lines by repetitive text and paper mechanics.