Born in Addis Ababa, Zeinu Mudesesr, a classically trained artist and graduate from Addis Ababa University, School of Fine Art, BA Fine Art, began his career in this capital city of Ethiopia characterized by remarkable diversity and contrasts. He spent his formative years studying art from books, instructors and fellow artists. Following art school, he pursued a career working as a cartoonist and illustrator for various monthly magazines in Addis Ababa. As a studio artist, he continued to explore different mediums and techniques.
A significant change occurred in Zeinu’s life in the year 2000 with a move to the United States. The character of the landscape changed and so did his artistic rendering. “I’m always trying to find shape or form by breaking down the existing shapes, forms and colors ‘till my inner necessity tells me to stop.”
The artist leaves his impression as his spirit guides him. Upon completion, images are left upon the canvas for the viewer’s own interpretation.