Abel Worku

Enjoy my unique art pieces that reflect Ethiopia’s beautiful culture.

Abel is an Ethiopian artist who enjoys experimental collage methods and patterns. He started his journey as artist when he was just a teenage boy. 
He joined a famous art academy and pursued his dream of becoming an artist. His father was a huge inspiration for him, pushed him to pursue his dream.

Abel  loved  Picasso.  He  was  very  fascinated  by  Picasso’s  artworks,  especially Picasso’s  sculptural  nude  paintings  and  Asian-style  works  made  him  think  and paint  differently.  Abel’s  art  pieces  reflect  the  harmony  of  various  colors  usually noticed in Picasso’s artworks. He intentionally draws the faces in darker tunes and decors  the  background  using  different  colors.  His  dream  is  to  leave  an unforgettable print in the art world just like Picasso.

Abel’s artworks are of northern Ethiopian women. He depicts the beauty of the Ethiopian traditions using collage, cloth, and colors. In the ongoing “Northern Ethiopian Women” series, there are works made from collages of unique patterns and traditional clothes of Northern Ethiopia. The clothes and distinctive patterns of women in northern Ethiopia are famous for being unique among tribes. Their unique traditional costumes and culture that captivated Abel’s heart are reborn in his paintings.

Previous Exhibitions

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ㆍGraduated from TMS fine art School
ㆍ2016 London art show
ㆍ2016 East Africa art show
ㆍ2015 National Museum of Ethiopia
ㆍ2014 German cultural center
ㆍ2014 Guramaile art center

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Colorful Head I

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Colorful Head II

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Colorful Head III

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Colorful Head Ⅳ

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Colorful Head Ⅴ

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Culture Embrace

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