Location: Kenya

Nega Biography

Nega yilma the founder and proprietor of negaart was born and raised In Ethiopia, Nega has now been a house hold name among those practicing art in the African continent, as an artist he strived to carry the art loving people along with him as he creates their experimental art, so they can see where they are going.

He holds a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts , he has taken part in the International Artist exhibition in Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, France as well as throughout the Europe and the USA.

His career goal has been to take realities into the abstract form, carrying the audience with him into a new way of seeing the things around them. In visiting his art work around Nairobi, evident is a lot of art with exceptional painting and he is looking forward to contributing his own abstract voice to the artistic expression of the city. All abstract art comes from the realistic world, and the degree of abstraction and the strength of expression comes from what is inside.

As a native of Ethiopia, Mr. Naga’s paintings suggest the spirit of Africa with glowing colors and the frequent use of traditional African character.

He favors the impressionist style of painting and uses what he describes as irregular mark and impulsive brush strokes. Through this come the enjoyment of showing artistic impression of his paintings and his works depicting African illustration.

It’s like you’re bringing them aboard your boat and sailing with them to your world. People need to be able to see themselves in your work. Realistic painting may represent one person’s perspective, but abstract art has the capacity to communicate universally.

Music is another part of his life, like his painting playing instruments and writing forms part of his lavish lyrics. Mr. Nega has been painting since his childhood involving different competitions at national and international level ,
Nega has lived in Ethiopia and Kenya for years and is inspired by the colors and scenery of his adopted country.


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