Mezgebu Tesema – Ethiopia

ProfileImageMezgebu is an artist who is truly bonded to, and inspired by, the beauty of nature, expressing his love for the magnificent Ethiopian landscape in his paintings.

Mezgebu was born in 1960 in the Northern Shoa region of Ethiopia. From childhood he has loved being surrounded by nature, and was always doodling in his exercise books.
While at high school in Debrebrehan, he knew he wanted to paint. He graduated, with honours, from the AAU Ale School of fine art and design (Addis Ababa).
Through hard work, he won a scholarship to the Ilya Efimovich Repin Leningrad Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (St. Petersburg, Russia). There he developed his instinctive artistic skills and earned the highest honours in his Master’s degree.

Since returning to Ethiopia, Mezgebu has had an impressive career. He has worked as painting instructor and then Department Head at the School of Fine Arts and Design, Addis Ababa University; as an artist and lecturer at the African Art Symposium, 2001 – invited by the Japan Foundation Study Tour Program in Tokyo and Kyoto; and as a successful studio artist.

Mezgebu has exhibited his works many times in Ethiopia as well as in several countries abroad, including Russia, Germany, America and China. His works are found in St Georges Gallery, Sheraton Addis, and in private collections in Ethiopia and abroad.
Mezgebu speaks three languages, is married, and lives and works in Ethiopia.

 

AVAILABLE ARTWORKS
(Prices on request)

Heat (2013)   Mezgebu Tesema Oil on canvas 259cm x 131cm

Heat (2013)
Oil on canvas
259cm x 131cm

Dreamer (2013)   Mezgebu Tesema Oil on canvas 120cm x 200cm

Dreamer (2013)
Oil on canvas
120cm x 200cm

Lal (2012)   Mezgebu Tesema Oil on canvas 180cm x 110cm

Lal (2012)
Oil on canvas
180cm x 110cm

Rock Face (2012)   Mezgebu Tesema Oil on canvas 304cm x 145cm

Rock Face (2012)
Oil on canvas
304cm x 145cm

Rock Face (2013)   Mezgebu Tesema Oil on canvas 199cm x 100cm

Rock Face (2013)
Oil on canvas
199cm x 100cm

She and others (2013)   Mezgebu Tesema Oil on canvas 300cm x 70cm

She and others (2013)
Oil on canvas
300cm x 70cm

Soren (2010)   Mezgebu Tesema Oil on canvas 200cm x 108cm

Soren (2010)
Oil on canvas
108cm x 200cm

Untitled (2013)   Mezgebu Tesema Oil on canvas 133cm x 121cm

Untitled (2013)
Oil on canvas
133cm x 121cm

Nigs (2010)   Mezgebu Tesema Oil on canvas 500cm x 200cm

Nigs (2010)
Mezgebu Tesema
Oil on canvas
500cm x 200cm

 

SOLD WORKS

DUSTY (2007)   Mezgebu Tesema Oil on canvas

Dusty (2007)
Oil on canvas

KIOSK (2009)   Mezgebu Tesema Oil on canvas

Kiosk (2009)
Oil on canvas

Mysterious (2009)   Mezgebu Tesema Oil on canvas

Mysterious (2009)
Oil on canvas

Senait (1990)   Oil on canvas

Senait (1990)
Oil on canvas

The Passage (2013)   Oil on canvas

The Passage (2013)
Oil on canvas

The Sleeping Angels (2006)   Oil on canvas

The Sleeping Angels (2006)
Oil on canvas

Untitled (2007)   Oil on canvas

Untitled (2007)
Oil on canvas

 

 

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