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Filmon K. Adelehey

County: King County



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Filmon K. Adelehey, an artist from Asmara, Eritrea, was born in 1990. His humble upbringing and ethical code instilled in him a sense of purpose and drive. Filmon’s passion for art blossomed at a young age, using limited supplies to sketch. Joining a local art school at 14 further nurtured his talent and ignited a deep passion for portraiture. 

Throughout his artistic journey, Filmon sought growth and improvement, experimenting with various techniques and styles. He embraced big-scale canvas portraits adorned with oil paints and charcoal drawings, creating visually captivating artworks for exhibitions. 

In 2015, Filmon earned the opportunity to represent his country at the Beijing International Art Biennale, where he showcased his skills among global artists. In 2016, he made the courageous decision to relocate to the United States, seeking greater artistic freedom and opportunities. 

Filmon K. Adelehey, driven by a deep dedication to portraying human emotions, continues to create powerful and thought-provoking artwork. Through his vivid portrayals, he invites viewers to experience the familiar, ambiguous, and memorialized world that surrounds us all. 

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