ለይኩን ግርማ


I was born on 31 march 1981 in the capital city of Ethiopia. I am a contemporarily artist currently residing in Adds Ababa, Ethiopia. I was trained in art club when I was the student of high school from 1997 to 2000.I have a diploma from ETVET College specialized by painting and also get a certificate from Addis Ababa university of Fine Arts and design. I earned a bachelor of degree from Ethiopian Orthodox Thewahedo Holy Trinity Theological University College 2019.

My main media concentration is painting. Most of the time I experimented a various technique in my studio. Over the years, I had participated in several group and solo art exhibition. 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 time my work of art is a result of my limitless imagination and creativity. I place high standards upon myself and my works. I am also participated a lot of place inside the country also abroad.

“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.

I also uses yellowish color to represent their bases of life it men’s yellow color soil it is the organic item to prepare their daily crafts. Both women and colors depict there strength. We often do not see the presence and equality of those women in our society. I also question their power, listened by a society etc… those women main problem are how they perceive power and their enormous number.

“Art is something that makes someone travel on his/her own free way.”

Leykun Girma

Concept and Inspiration

I am inspired by the society and feelings concerning human and natural life in his birth place. There are two condition in the place where I was born, the fundamental request of social thinking and the contrast of between the gender. I believe that to have a good variety we have to choose both colors of life then we harmonized and balanced. Sometimes I paint on themes that reflect on my personal life experiences, things that happen to me in the past and my future vision. Painting to me is like writing a diary. I have often felt torn between what feels like a number of driving personalities.

Although my work could almost always be described as objective or realistic, my aims never stay fixed to any particular point on a bored spectrum of intent. Sometimes I feels a strong need to make painting that are unapologetically descriptive of what is immediately around me; view of the city, the people I knows, familiar hallways and spaces, or elements of nature that appeal to me. Other times, my work depicts a different kind of reality: one that is highly fictitious and fee of limitations of the motivations might come from outside min surrounding. People, places, and objects, becoming reflect deeper social and personal narratives. Common to various types of work I engages in, is a deep commitment to the traditions of descriptive painting.



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  • Educational Background
  • Certificate in art club in high school from 1997 to 2000.
  • Graduated from Addis Ababa University of fine arts & design 2002 – 2004.
  • Diploma from Entoto technical and vocational training college fine arts specialize by painting 2007 – 2009.
  • A bachelor of degree from Ethiopian Orthodox Thewahedo Holy Trinity Theological University College 2019.