Shadows and fluid colors that are almost flowing into molten motions on the canvas define some of Biru Worku’s best work. His other inspirations stem from the Ethiopian Orthodox Church; church service scenes, priests and divine church musical instruments are omnipresent in his work. Wide expanses of market spaces and crowds also find space onto his paintings but the technique here is different as softer colors play out and towns come alive in the background.
Biru studied painting at Addis Ababa University Alle School of Fine Arts and Design and was awarded first prize at the National Awards for the artistic design of the Ethiopian Millennium Lottery in 2007. He has also undertaken numerous design and artwork projects for the Disaster Prevention and Preparedness Commission in Ethiopia. In addition, he has designed for the 50th jubilee of the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation and the Ethiopian Ministry of Culture and Tourism