Tadesse Mesfin: Pillars of Life – Online Exhibition
Addis Fine Art, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 22 May 2020 - 02 Jun 2020
By Tadesse Mesfin
Addis Fine Art presents an online exhibition of four new works by Tadesse Mesfin (b.1953), a giant of the Ethiopian art scene.
Tadesse Mesfin holds a unique position as both a figurehead of the Ethiopian modernist movement, and as a long-time educator through his role as a professor at the influential Ale School of Fine Art and Design in Addis Ababa.
His artistic career spans more than five decades. His painterly style has been greatly influenced by his early education under Gebre Kiristos Desta, the pioneer of Ethiopian Modernism and from his seven-year stint in the USSR during the 1980s, where he studied architecture and sculpture in St. Petersburg.