Born in Ethiopia and represented by Addis Fine Art, artist Tadesse Mesfin discovered his passion for drawing and painting at a young age. After attending the Addis Ababa University School of Fine Arts and Design, he went on to study at the Repin Academy of Painting, Architecture & Sculpture in St. Petersburg. His recent works are contemporary interpretations of frontal figures in columnar arrangements, influenced by ancient Egyptian sculptures and mythological drawings, infused with local colours, hinting at Ethiopian cities.
Art Dubai Portraits is a film series that provides a short perspective into the lives and workspaces of artists that are connected to the fair through its programming or participating galleries. The Art Dubai Portraits are produced in collaboration with Forward James Filmmakers.