Eltayeb Dawelbait

Eltayeb Dawelbait's panels depict the faces of the people and scenes he has encountered, past and present. Allured by old wood panels and cabinet doors, each relic seems to stow untold stories and the lingering spirits of its former possessors. Adding minimalistic impressions upon these distressed tablets, either by painting or scraping at the wood, Eltayeb’s creative process complements his life story; he is engaged with a new life and the old. It is not by chance that Eltayeb’s artwork is about resurrection and the reincarnation of worn objects, all bearing hints of their former life.


1968 -
Nationality: Sudanese
Residence: Kenya