“I hope you get to know about my country, Ethiopia, through my paintings.”
With more than 24 years of experience, and famous for holding solo exhibitions abroad, Elias has dynamic brush touches and a smile as beautiful as a bright-colored river. Eliase fell in love with fairytales when he was a young boy. The colorful illustrations captivated him as a kid. His dream to become an artist started then, as he remembers it. The colorful nature of his works can say a lot more about his love of bright colors. It gives the artworks a dreamy and mysterious impression of being part of a fairytale.
His works show a melting agony and look like he drew them while dreaming. He says his creation is a result of long hours of practice. Although it has been 24 years since he started doing art, he is still trying to create a new way to pass his message. This is because his works contain the mission and vision of Ethiopia.
He expressed the traditional Ethiopian culture in brilliant colors. He mainly paints women to convey Ethiopian culture through them. The women who appear in paintings in various shapes represent Ethiopia. From the colored necklaces on their necks to the traditional Ethiopian patterns on their hair, It all captures Ethiopian culture well. These small details will make his paintings look more interesting. He will continue to promote Ethiopia’s painting, culture, and life through his paintings. He hopes people will feel familiar and interested in Ethiopia through his paintings.