Addis Gezehagn, Floating City VI, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm. Courtesy Addis Fine Art
Addis Gezehagn, Floating City VI, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm. Courtesy Addis Fine Art  

Addis Gezehagn graduated from Addis Ababa University’s Alle School of Fine Arts and Design in 2011. Gezehagn has been a long-time artistic presence in Addis Ababa, known for portraying the multifaceted characteristics of the city’s residents by detailing the external facades of their homes. His work gives shape to the psychic character of architecture, reflected in the programme of urban living with its configurations and spatial resonances. Over the years he has taken an increasingly minimalist approach, rendering entire cityscapes as a flattened systems of overlapping chromatic doors and gates.

Recent exhibitions include Addis Calling II, Addis Fine Art, Addis Ababa (2017).