O. Yemi Tubi | Artist, Painter | London | Art Jobs
Country: United Kingdom
City: London
Industry: Visual Arts
Professional Title: Artist, Painter
Specialties: Acrylic and Oil painting; Drawing; Charcoal drawing

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Olabamiji Yemi Tubi, commonly known as O Yemi Tubi aka MOYAT, a Nigerian born, American trained Artist, currently residing in the United Kingdom as an artist with creative and unique personal style. Most of his recent paintings were influenced by the political and social upheaval of our world today and the works of the Renaissance artists. He does not like artworks just for decoration but to evoke feelings. He uses his works to speak passionately about the issues that touch his heart. Exchange of missiles of words between President Donald Trump of America and Kim Jong Hu of North Korea provoked him to do the painting “The Chickens’ Fight.” He uses my painting “African’t” to speak about the exploitation of African nations. The Painting depicts paradoxical poverty and the riches of Africa. His work, “The Fishers of Men” is about the horror of refugees drowning in the Mediterranean Sea. He desires his portrait paintings to be uniquely creative. He likes to use the portrait paintings to tell the stories about his subjects as he did with the portrait of Professor Wole Soyinka, 1986 Nobel Prize Winner in Literature in painting “SOYINKA: A Literary Icon” in which he used books and flowing letters to create the portrait Life is roses and thorns; sometimes it emanates sweet aroma of pleasantness and sometimes it pricks and causes pains. O. Yemi adopts Roses and Thorns to speak about the facts of life in some of my paintings. My paintings, “The Bleeding Roses”, “Domestic Abuse” and Sensuality1: Pain and Pleasure are few of his paintings in my Roses and Thorns series; in which the main objects of the paintings are roses and stems woven into human figures. In recent years, he has used his paintings to speak about the glooms and dooms of the world around us. In spite of the despondency and challenges part of life, there is a rosy side of life as well. In his painting “The Rosy Seasons of Life” he chose an optimistic look of life to celebrate a rosy side of life O. Yemi works were awarded 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th places in political commentaries in American Art Awards from 2014 to 2017. He was recipient Golden Award with cash award in 2014 Master of Art International exhibition by Margarita Feaks Gallery, UK. He also received First Round Award with cash in Art Olympia 2015 International Open exhibition in Tokyo Japan. He was one of the artists awarded ATIM’S TOP 60 MASTERS OF CONTEMPORARY ART by Art Tour International Magazine in 2017 and 2018 Florence, Italy and New York, USA. O. Yemi’s works have been published in some Newspapers, Magazines and art books. His works were published in 2019 ART Habens Art Review, Biennial Edition published in Issuu Vol. 49; 2019 MURZE Arts Magazine; Issue 4, January/February Issue 2019 and 2019 Quotes: Inspirational Quotations / Creative Responses’ book. In the year 2018, his works were published in Arte Salerno International art Prize December 2018 and 2018 Art International Contemporary Magazine Issue #6 Nov./Dec. 2018. His works were also published in 2018 ART tour International Magazine ATIM’S Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art. Fine Art America published O. Yemi’s winning works in 2017 www.Huffingtonpost.com. “World’s Best political Painters” and “World’s Best celebrity Portrait Artists.” O. Yemi’s work “OIL: Africans’ Wealth and Woe” was published in 2017 ArtTour International Fall Issue - Artists for a Green Planet. O. Yemi’s interview and some of his was published in Africa.com. O. Yemi is a member of the Fine Art America, the Society of All Artists, AERA –the Association Embracing Realistic Art Circle Foundation for the arts and WCA- World Citizen Artists.