Sisay Teshome – Tselot
Estimated Value: $700
Sisay Teshome is from the city of Debre Sina, Ethiopia. Sisay is a young talented artist who perfected his craft while studying fine arts in pursuit of his advanced degree. Artistically, he has catapulted himself into the art world and has been a steady part of the discourse surrounding dialogue in contemporary art. Having exhibited within Ethiopia and throughout Africa, he continues to make strides to further his signature style and inspire up and coming artists.
“Tselot” is a symbolist oil painting by the Ethiopian painter Sisay Teshome, who completed this painting after the war in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Radically different from previous treatments of the subject, it shows a lone female figure looking up at the sky, surrounded by white birds that symbolize hope. Sisay intentionally used symbolism not traditionally associated with hope to make the painting’s meaning ambiguous.
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Size: 110 x 90 cm