Art Cologne Fair | 2020

18 - 22 November 2020
  • Addis Fine Art excited to announce we will be showcasing the paintings of Tesfaye Urgessa and Ermias Kifleyesus, as part of Art Cologne's online catalogue. Tesfaye Urgessa’s work has deep roots in his childhood and his memories as a young man in Ethiopia. He finds social activism and story-telling a catalyst for his artistic production. Ermias Kifleyesus’ production is one layered narrative of cultural restitution and trans-cultural dialogue that deals with the de-colonization of historical narratives and cultural restitution. 

  • TESFAYE URGESSA Urgessa's work has deep roots in his childhood and his memories as a young man in Ethiopia. Having...

    TESFAYE URGESSA

    Urgessa's work has deep roots in his childhood and his memories as a young man in Ethiopia. Having studied under modern master Tadesse Mesfin, at the Alle School of Fine Art and Design, Urgessa connected with Ethiopian iconography. This will be, in years to come, one of the binding elements of his artistic production. In his own words, this is like ‘always having an Ethiopian accent, no matter what language I’m speaking’

    • Tesfaye Urgessa, VUPs IX, 2019
      Tesfaye Urgessa, VUPs IX, 2019
    • Tesfaye Urgessa, VUPs I, 2019
      Tesfaye Urgessa, VUPs I, 2019
    • Tesfaye Urgessa, VUPs VI, 2019
      Tesfaye Urgessa, VUPs VI, 2019
    • Tesfaye Urgessa, VUPs VIII, 2019
      Tesfaye Urgessa, VUPs VIII, 2019
    • Tesfaye Urgessa, VUPs III, 2019
      Tesfaye Urgessa, VUPs III, 2019
  • ERMIAS KIFLEYESUS 'I explore the flip side of paintings, this is true with my own work and the works I...

    ERMIAS KIFLEYESUS

    "I explore the flip side of paintings, this is true with my own work and the works I discover. I'm performing with the front and back of paintings, engaging the places in between canvas, primer, oil paint and varnish by working with light in that uncharted territory. This process gives new life to forgotten spaces; my technique gives vision and voice to my ideas, heroes and idols".

    • Ermias Kifleyesus, The Glasshouse and the Ants Hill, 2020
      Ermias Kifleyesus, The Glasshouse and the Ants Hill, 2020
    • Ermias Kifleyesus, Photo of Lost Possibilities, 2018
      Ermias Kifleyesus, Photo of Lost Possibilities, 2018
    • Ermias Kifleyesus, Small Market, 2020
      Ermias Kifleyesus, Small Market, 2020
    • Ermias Kifleyesus, Wildlife Meeting, 2020
      Ermias Kifleyesus, Wildlife Meeting, 2020