O Yemi Tubi (MOYAT)

War or Peace?
International Art Exhibition
Artist

BIO

O Yemi Tubi has exhibited his works around the world and received numerous awards and recognitions. O. Yemi’s works were awarded 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th places in political commentaries in American Art Awards from 2014 to 2021. He was the recipient of the Golden Award with cash award in the 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.

O. Yemi was the winner of the best show at the 2022 Urbanization and Health International Art Exhibition and Competition. He was awarded the Talent Prize Award by Art Show International Gallery in PORTRAIT 2022 International Juried Art Competition for his work the “PORTRAIT of an Artist. His work GELE was awarded the Best Show Award in the CQ64 2021 Winter issue of Creative Magazine.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am a Nigerian-born, American-trained Artist, currently residing in the United Kingdom as an artist with a creative and unique personal style. The theme of my works, in general, is "The Facts of Life: Roses and Thorns." Life is roses and thorns; sometimes it emanates the sweet aroma of pleasantness and sometimes it pricks and causes pains. I often use Roses and Thorns for portrait paintings of the facts of life of people. I first used Roses and Thorns in my political painting “THE BLEEDING ROSES.” Since then I have adopted this floral iconography style - Roses and Thorns as my own unique style in some of my paintings like “DOMESTIC ABUSE”, MY MOTHER, Her Majesty Platinum Jubilee to name a few. Roses are for achievements and other positive parts of life and Thorns are painful challenges and negative parts of life.

Graphic Shapes

O Yemi Tubi (MOYAT)

United Kingdom