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Dilip Sheth Identifies Ethiopian and American Influences in Contemporary Art

Sheth’s reverence for beauty is obvious.  What may be less apparent are the specific influences of the divergent cultures in which he has lived.

Gallery Owner and artist residing in Maryland, Dilip Sheth immigrated to the U.S. in 1980.

“The world he sees becomes a new world on canvas.”

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Born and raised in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, Dilip’s early exposure to African art is the foundation of his distinct style—the warm, balancing tones on his palette.

The heavy outlines that identify a Dilip Sheth painting, are his commentary on Western culture’s emphasis on individuality.

The subjects of Sheth’s paintings characteristically take-on slightly surreal proportions within an everyday setting, as the world he sees becomes a new world on canvas. Faces and elements become familiar, and often reappear in later compositions.

“Sheth’s reverence for beauty is obvious…”

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