Interview with Tizta Berhanu

Mollie E Barnes, She Curates, May 28, 2021

[...]  Tizta is a really exciting contemporary artist. She was born in Ethiopia in 1991, and graduated from Addis Ababa University where she studied under #TadesseMesfin

 

Tizta’s painterly figurative works are made up of layers of thin paint washes, suggesting overriding memories, thoughts and emotions.

 

She chooses her colours unconsciously, in high intensities with monochromatic harmony.

 

The people are never copies of humans, rather merging of faces and bodies, lending the works to an unobtainable quality in the scenes depicted. 

 

I love the tenderness, subtly and abstraction of her works! [...]

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