Tesfaye Urgessa


"Die Beobachteten 1" 2014
"Die Beobachteten 10" 2014
"Die Beobachteten 12" 2014
"Untitled man" 2012
"The Perfect Family Portrait" 2011

Tesfaye Urgessa is an Ethiopian painter. Born and raised in Ethiopia he studied art and would later find his way to Stuttgart, Germany through a scholarship.

His work mostly consists of the portrayal of naked, sometimes defaced if not grotesque and mangled bacon-/schiele-esk subjects. Still, the images convey a sense of vulnerability and humanity, leaving the onlooker with a sense of intrusion, like an uninvited guest infringing upon an occupied space.


Tesfaye Urgessa lives and works in Nürtingen, Germany.

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