Buna Dabo Naw

Buna Dabo Naw

By Dale Kotengo



BUNA DABO NAW Translates to COFFEE IS OUR BREAD in Amharic. An esthetic visual representation of Ethiopia’s Coffee culture that dates back to the 9th century. This Painting was inspired by a friend in film production and his passion for Ethiopian culture rubbed off on the artist.

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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 71 × 56 cm

Dale Kotengo

Dale Kotengo is a Kenyan born artist/painter who started his career in The Kenyan Theater platform after studying graphics design in collage. He started off as a stage manager in theater right after school and worked his way to set designing in 5 years. The film industry then came knocking where he started off as a props master, moved on to set design and construction, Art Directing and eventually Production Design. He had dedicated a total of 15 years in film and theater when he decided to leave to go back to working on his painting. Mentored by his artist Mother since age 13 year to 19 years, he felt it was about time he went back to his humble beginnings and tell his own stories this time. Mostly working with Acrylics on canvas, he sometimes does pieces on mixed and heavily capitalizes on Afrocentric Themes and Surrealism Expressionism. A graphics artist, a stage manager, a set designer, an art director, a production designer becomes the artist.

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