Tiemar Tegene is a talented Ethiopian painter living in Ethiopia, with great human values. Her artistic approach turns to essentially existential questions such as: Who is really man and what is his goal? why a man who at the outset is fundamentally good turns into a fundamentally wicked and cruel creature? we can unfortunately see it through wars, atrocities, gratuitous wickedness, hatred, racism etc … All these cruelties are committed by human beings … we can say that it is a sad reality. Well, through his prints, you will discover codes of artistic languages ??in which the artist Tiemar Tegene questions the very existence of man, as well as his spirituality, captivating people sensitive to his art to transfigure them in a world artistic or the victims of hatred and human loneliness pushes the human being himself to question himself and reconnect to the origin of his existence on earth to create the language of Love !
She is interested in the boundaries that exist within human beings: those that exist naturally within each person and those that are constructed by oneself. She is interested in the use of these boundaries as a tool of control and power. For Tegene, the denial of human tragedies occurring in the world does not escape the collective unconscious. On the contrary, according to her subliminally, atrocities such as torture, poverty, injustice cast shadows on our comfort zones.
The people who appear in her works are nameless; they are tributes to the "disappeared", the "rejected", those who are considered "collateral damage", the "disenfranchised"; they are "figures", "victims", "statistics". They also evoke "compassion".
"My father tells me that I'm too loud but he hasn't yet figured out that
I inherited it from him,
that some traits were passed down to his daughters
even though he wanted to see them
Had I been a boy, he would've told me
to shout louder,
the world wants to hear
what a man has to say.
I'll keep shouting until someone listens, until I wake up GOD from a peaceful night's sleep.
He created all men equally, where do I fit in?"