Addis Fine Art is pleased to present Cascade of Knowledge, a solo exhibition by Ermias Kifleyesus.
Through his complex and layered oil collage paintings, Kifleyesus illuminates the myriad links between Western and African culture, both historical and art historical. Kifleyesus achieves this by skillfully intertwining images of events from the past, figures of prominence, and folkloric tales. The canvases are replete with hidden truths, and serve as a nuanced critique of contemporary power dynamics, which are all too often biased in favor of former colonialist and imperialist regimes.
Originally from Addis Ababa, Kifleyesus currently lives and works in Brussels.