Ephrem Solomon

1983 · Ethiopia

Artist biography

Ephrem Solomon is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who originates from Ethiopia, like other prominent artists such as Wendimagen Belete, Dawit Abebe, Ghost4art, Emmanuel Tegene, and Girma Berta. Ephrem Solomon was born in 1983.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Ephrem Solomon is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries like the United Kingdom and Germany. Galleries include Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery | London, Melior Place and Kristin Hjellegjerde London | Wandsworth in the United Kingdom, as well as Kristin Hjellegjerde Berlin in Germany. Ephrem Solomon's work has most recently been exhibited at Kristin Hjellegjerde London | Wandsworth in the United Kingdom (05 January 2018 until 03 February 2018) with the exhibition Silence. Ephrem Solomon's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Kristin Hjellegjerde London | Wandsworth in the United Kingdom (12 June 2017 - 17 June 2017) with the name Volta 13 and Kristin Hjellegjerde Berlin in Germany (19 July 2019 - 06 September 2019) with the name RECYCLE.

Ephrem Solomon in private collections

HedvigRaLi and oliver_elst Collection feature Ephrem Solomon's works on Artland. They also include works by prominent figures such as Bruno Augsburger, Sarah Derat, and Ruth Asawa.

Further Biographical Context for Ephrem Solomon

Ephrem Solomon was born in 1983 and was primarily inspired by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a group of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, connected generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most well-known member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a controversial public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and entrepreneurial. The group was predominant in the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. Relational Aesthetics, a term coined by curator Nicholas Bourriaud to describe the act of making art based on human relations and their social context, became a central idea in the 1990s. Works by artists such as Douglas Gordon, Gillian Wearing, Philippe Parenno and Liam Gillick were described as important artists who worked to this agenda.

Ephrem Solomon

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  • Exhibitions 3
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