Telling Ethiopian Stories on Canvas 

 

The Next Canvas showcases the talent and diversity of emerging Ethiopian artists and features a gallery of original artworks covering a wide spectrum of styles, content and canvas sizes. We want to make Ethiopian contemporary art accessible to people who love art and who want a positive experience buying art.

 

Discover the many stories of this unique East African country captured on canvas. We hope the story continues with you and those you love when you make our artworks part of your home and family.

 

 

Meet our Artists 

The Next Canvas works with 19 young and emerging Ethiopian painters - introducing their work to the wider global market and enabling them to enjoy international exposure for their art; working towards creating African contemporary art footprints in the international art scene. 

Art Spaces to Visit 

The contemporary art scene in Ethiopia is growing and thriving.  Although formal exhibition spaces still remain limited, there are a growing number of exceptional independent art galleries and art villages exhibiting and selling diverse works of art. 

What's on Your Wall? 

We hope you find pieces that compliment your living and working spaces with color in our featured collection. However, if you have not found what you are looking for, please contact us with inquiries for artworks by specific artists, depicting particular subject matter, or of a certain canvas size. 

 

 

The Abyssinian Art         Story... 

 
My America II, 2015 by Wosene Kosrof - Over the past four decades, Wosene Kpsrof has created an internationally recognized artistic signature in his work by being the first contemporary Ethiopian-born artist to use the script forms - fiedel - of his native Amharic as a core element in his paintings and sculptures.

My America II, 2015 by Wosene Kosrof - Over the past four decades, Wosene Kpsrof has created an internationally recognized artistic signature in his work by being the first contemporary Ethiopian-born artist to use the script forms - fiedel - of his native Amharic as a core element in his paintings and sculptures.

 

The twentieth-century secular painting tradition is an extraordinary visual record of Ethiopian history and culture. Ethiopian painting has made a smooth transition, stylistically and aesthetically, from the religious to the secular. The canvasses are rich in color and alive with movement and life. Many artists have moved away from traditional formats, embracing broader and more inclusive combinations of subjects and mediums.

 

 
 
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Sell your Art!

We welcome Ethiopian artists to join our The Next Canvas community and work towards creating Ethiopian contemporary art footprints in the international art scene. 

 
 

 

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