The artist tells us about “Hidden light, the light that we crave to see in every walk of life in our daily actions we pass the light. The beauty of following the glow is yet to be experienced. After that light pierced the darkness which began as a pinpoint of light, just a speck of light, enough to attract our attention. Anyone in this dark space, anyone of us, if we saw that light and we so desired it, we could all turn and go towards that light.”
Berhan Asmamaw was born in 1980, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In 2004 he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Alle School of Fine Arts and Design of Addis Ababa University.
Asmamaw’s work has been exhibited in Addis Ababa and internationally to include Germany, Netherlands, France, among others. St. George Gallery has exhibited Berhan Asmamaw’s work since 2012.