my name is Eyob Mergia. I am an Ethiopian artist, moved to the United States after graduating from the Ethiopian Fine Arts Institute in 1997. Being a very creative person, I always pursuing new ways of expressing myself while discovering new techniques. I’m currently pursuing an education in film and literature which will provide a new dimension to my artwork.
I consider myself really fortunate to be an artist. My journey as an artist has opened my eyes and enabled me to look at the existence of elements in depth and allowed me to capture a point of expression for the beginning of any element. My source of inspiration is abundant. It’s the daily life, music, books, films, conversations, nature, traveling, science, spiritual ideas, and culture. My work is to experiment with my ideas in the language of art. It allows me to play with a broad range of traditional and non-traditional medium in mainstream fine arts.
To me, art serves as a spiritual guide, it manifests my vision and allows me to express my inner voice. At times, I explore new ideas with diverse mathematical formulas and concepts in my art. I am inspired by monumental sculptures, design, archaeology, literature, music and history. I continuously find myself on a journey to discover my heritage, the world and myself.