The Adbar Paintings of Ethiopia’s Robel Temesgen



Ethiopian artist Robel Temesgen’s latest works are inspired by Adbar, a traditional belief on how protective spirits are linked to nature. In his new paintings and works on paper, he explores how Adbar influences social interactions at the places where those connections occur, such as rivers, lakes and mountains. Focus on Africa’s Victoria Uwonkunda spoke to the artist at London’s Tiwani Contemporary gallery which is showing his first UK exhibition until 6 February 2016.

(Photo: Manuel Toledo, BBC Africa)

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