Seifu Abebe, born in 1973 in Addis Ababa, is a multimedia artist who celebrates the beauty of everyday life around him. Since he was a child, Seifu has had a fascination for the human spirit, developing a deep interest in art as a means to experiment with this fascination. After graduation from high school, Seifu joined the Addis Ababa University Alle School of Fine Arts and Design.
Seifu has over 12 years of experience working as an art director, graphic designer and creative artist; showing his work in more than 30 solo and group exhibitions locally and internationally including the Ethiopian National Theater Art Gallery, the Economic Commission for Africa, the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, the National Museum of Ethiopia, as well as shows in the United States and Canada. He is a chairperson of the Ethiopian Visual Artists Association and the Art Director of What’s Out magazine.
Seifu paints with oil and water color; he creates sculptures, mural and chalk art, sandblasted art on glass and glass engravings, as well as using his keen artist eye in interior design.
Seifu believes that the world is a combination of two elements - lines and color - and says that only art has the power of relieving our souls from the intense and dark world that draws us into its pitfall, transforming us into a world of light and beauty. This spirit is clearly visible in his work.