Artist Statement of Leykun Girma

Leykun Girma is a contemporary artist currently residing in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I earned a diploma from ETVET college specialized in painting and also gained a certificate from Addis Ababa University of Fine Arts and Bachelor Degree from Ethiopian Orthodox Thewahedo Holy Trinity Theological University College.

“Art is something that makes someone travel on his/her own free way. I look for inspiration from the environment and use my imagination to create my art."

My main media concentration is painting. Most of the time I experimented with various techniques in my studio. Over the years, I have participated in several group and solo art exhibitions. I have built a small following of patrons from my work of art. My art work is very personal to me. Sometimes I am influenced as an artist by personal experiences, other times my work of art is a result of my limitless imagination and creativity. I place high standards upon myself and my works.