Ephrem Solomon creates inquisitive works using wood-cut panels and mixed media, based on his socio-political observations of contemporary Addis Ababa. Trained in traditional printmaking, Solomon uses the carved marks to make constructed portraits informed by the people who inhabit the spaces around him, creating figures that can be recognised, but are also invisible in society. Solomon presents his observations though symbolism and use of archival material, providing personal and political narratives beyond his locale. Solomon has exhibited internationally, including shows in Ethiopia, Kenya, Dubai and Croatia, Australia and the UK. Recent exhibitions include Silence, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (2018); the NGV Triennial, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2017-18); A Painting Today, Stevenson, Cape Town (2017) and What about Africa?, Witteveen Visual Art Centre, Amsterdam (2016). His works are held in private collections in Dubai, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and the UK, including the Saatchi Collection.