Ashenafe Mestika

I am interested in social issues, it gives me a lot of ideas and inspiration for my artworks. I am always trying to connect with my environment and to observe people's emotional experiences from the past and present time with social and political states. I like the idea of contrasted elements. I used to read newspapers from different sources to find the balance of the stories that were released. My paintings and drawings deal with interpreting or converting the story from the newspapers to a visual language. The reason I want to interpret these headlines or stories of newspapers is that the information can allow me to understand the emotional experience and reflection of the society. On the other hand, I appreciate newspapers as a diary of the time and society."