Abel Worku

He is a unique Ethiopian artist who enjoys the combination of experimental collage methods and patterns. He is currently working on the “Northern Ethiopian Women” series. He harmonizes different collages of unique patterns and traditional clothes of northern Ethiopia.

Abel, do you have a dream?

When Abel was 13, his father took him to a famous art academy in Addis Ababa. Most of the other students had been in class for more than three months, and Abel, who started later than others, said, “I felt intimidated because I felt like I was ahead of myself.” Then his father told him, “Abel, do you have a dream? Do you want to be an artist? If so, never give up.” At that moment, his small dream grew, and he decided to become an artist.

Abel, who longed for Picasso

Abel was especially fascinated by Picasso’s paintings. Picasso’s sculptural nude paintings and Asian-style works made him think and paint differently. Perhaps because of Picasso’s influence, his paintings have a unique combination of colors. He intentionally draws a face blue or black. Other clothes and backgrounds are painted with colorful patterns and colors. It depicts Ethiopia’s unique beauty and uniqueness. Just as Picasso left his own work, Abel is trying hard in order to leave artworks that are easily recognized as his work.

Tradition caught my eye

Abel was especially fascinated by Picasso’s paintings. Picasso’s sculptural nude paintings and Asian-style works made him think and paint differently. Perhaps because of Picasso’s influence, his paintings have a unique combination of colors. He intentionally draws a face blue or black. Other clothes and backgrounds are painted with colorful patterns and colors. It depicts Ethiopia’s unique beauty and uniqueness. Just as Picasso left his own work, Abel is trying hard in order to leave artworks that are easily recognized as his work.

Previous Exhibitions

ㆍ2020 Hyatt Addis Art show
ㆍ2019 Hilton Addis Art show
ㆍ2019 Sheraton Addis art show
ㆍ2016 London art show
ㆍ2016 East Africa art show
ㆍ2015 National Museum of Ethiopia
ㆍ2014 German cultural center
ㆍ2014 Guramaile art center
ㆍGraduated from TMS fine art School   

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