Gezehagn finds his artistic inspiration in the city he has long inhabited, Addis Ababa, and focuses his practice on documenting its changing urban landscape. Over the years, he has adopted an increasingly minimalist approach, rendering entire cityscapes as flattened systems of overlapping chromatic doors and gates. Gezehagn’s dream-like and deconstructed works blur the boundaries of fantasy and the reality of urban life. The rootless and ephemeral nature of his layered and crumbling towers traces the patterns of classism and social injustice inherent to the city and the social injustice prevalent in neighbourhoods such as Kasanchis, Piassa and Arat Kilo. Addis Gezehagn graduated from Addis Ababa University’s Alle School of Fine Arts and Design in 2011. Recent exhibitions include Floating Cities / Detached Perceptions, Addis Fine Art (2018) and Addis Calling, Addis Fine Art, Addis Ababa (2017).