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About Aklilu

Aklilu Temesgen is an Ethiopian artist currently based in Maryland, USA. His work centers around exploring complex identities, culture, and tradition. Temesgen emphasizes the relevance of African traditional knowledge in the contemporary time by initiating a dialogue between the two periods. He utilizes traditional African symbols and patterns to create a visual language that spans across time, connecting the past and present. His painting style features vivid colors and dynamic movement, resulting in a cohesive and aesthetically pleasing composition. Temesgen's work has been exhibited in various countries worldwide, including Ethiopia, Djibouti, Sudan, Zambia, France, Hungary, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Kenya, Poland, China, and the United States.

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