Tubi O Yemi

Tubi O Yemi

Biography of O Yemi Tubi

1955 Born in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, West Africa Currently lives and works in Dagenham, Essex, England, United Kingdom

Education
1984 Associate of Fine Arts, South Georgia College, Douglas Georgia, USA
1986 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Valdosta State University, Valdosta Georgia, USA.

Solo Exhibitions
1992 Symphony of Fine Arts,Millfield House, Edmonton, London, England UK

Group Exhibitions
2018 ATIM's Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art, Art Tour International Magazine, NY, USA
2018 United Photo Press International Exhibitions 2018 World of Art, Setubal, Portugal
2017 15th Patras Art Fair / International Painting Symposium Master Class, Patras, Greece
2017 Paratissima Skopje International Contemporary Art Fair and Exhibition, Skopje, Marcedonia
2017 ATIM's Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art, ATIM Florence Italy
2016 Re-artiste 2nd International Art Competition "Show Your World 2016
2016 Associazione Open Art Milano Art Exhibition CCBA VIII Edition December 2016
2016 ArT Venice 2016 Venice, Italy 6th -23rd October 2016
2016 Modern Panic VII Show, Guerrilla Zoo, London UK, 4th – 14th October 2016
2016 PIXELS OF IDENTITIES – THE BODY LANGUAGE | Bogotá BAC Gallery, Bogotá (Colombia) January 2016
2015 Exhibit Here’s Art Maze Exhibition at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, South Bank, London SE1 9PH 16thth – 20th December 2015
2015 Final round, Art Olympia Competition Exhibition, Tokyo. June 2015
2015 The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) Prize 2015 Exhibition
2015 The 17th Annual Judeo-Christian Juried Online International Art Exhibition, June 2015
2015 Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2015 January- April 2015
2014 Wells Art Comtemporary annual Exhibition, 9th – 21st October 2014
2014 The Master of Art international Exhibition, 21st – 27th September 2014
2014 Salon Des Refuses 2014 group exhibition, 19th – 24th June 2014
2014 The United Society of Artists, Cork Street Open Exhibition, 16th – 21st June 2014
2014 The ArtGeminiPrize 2013 Shortlist Exhibition (23 Jan - 07 Feb 2014) at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Conway St, London.
1986 VSC Alumni Exhibition, Valdosta State College, Valdosta Georgia, USA.
1984 Annual ExhibitionSouth Georgia College, Douglas Georgia, USA
 
Collections
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2017 "Soyinka: An African’s Literary Icon" sold by Saatchi Art Gallery
1990 4th of July painting sold by Hanging Around, 122 Chase Side, Enfield, Middlesex, UK
1992 "Lady in boot" by Mr & Mrs Palmer, Enfield, United Kingdom
1984 "Portrait of Jim Meaders" South Georgia College, Douglas Georgia, Douglas USA
1984 Abstract Painting, Mrs James, Douglas Georgia, USA

Commissions

2017 SOYINKA: An African Literary Icon/ Lion Heart Book Store Seatle Washington USA
2016 "Josanne of Trinidad" 60th Birthday Gift Portrait – Oil painting on Canvas
1995 Mr & Mrs Ogunjinmi Portrait – Oil painting on Canvas
1990 Rev &Mrs Don Dawodu Wedding’s Portrait - Oil painting on Canvas

Awards
2018 Circle Affiliate Artist Certificate, USA
2018 United Photo Press International Exhibitions 2018 World of Art, Setubal, Portugal
2017 American Art Awards, 1st Place in Political Commentary "Domestic Abuse"
2017 American Art Awards, 4th Place in Portraits of someone famous "SOYINKA: An African Literary Icon"
2017 UNESCO Award by Club for UNESCO of Piraeus & Island, Patras Art Fair
2017 ATIM’S Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art
2017 Red Line Art Works Highly Recommended Award
2016 Art Venice 2016 Mostra Internazionale D’arte contemporanea
2016 "Peace in our time- Eagle" won "Award of Excellence" by Upstream People Gallery USA
2016 International Prize Leonardo Da Vinci – The Universal Artists Award, Florence Italy
2015 American Art Awards, 2nd Place in Political Commentary "Hunter in the Land of Plenty"
2015 American Art Awards, 5th Place in Religious & Spiritual "The Bleeding Roses"
2015 Final round Award, Art Olympia Competition, Tokyo.
2015 The 17th Annual Judeo-Christian Juried Online International Art Exhibition, Special Recognition Award, USA
2014 American Art Awards 6th Place in Political Commentary  " The Eagle has landed" October 2014
2014 American Art Awards 4th Place in Expressionism – Human Figure – "Portrait of an Artist" September 2014
2014 Master of Art International Gold Award UK, 21st September 2014
1984 Excellence in Fine Arts,South Georgia College, Douglas Georgia, USA
 
Publications
2018 ART tour International Magazine ATIM’S Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art
2017 www.Huffingtonpost.com. "World’s Best political Painters"
2017 www.Huffingtonpost.com. "World’s Best celebrity Portrait Artists"
2017 ArtTour International Fall Issue - Artists for a Green Planet "OIL: Africans’ Wealth and Woe"
2017 Africa.com
2017 Featured Artist on Artsy Shark http://bit.ly/2rDaVla
2017 ART tour International Magazine Summer Issue
2017 ART tour International Magazine ATIM’S Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art
2016 "The Bleeding Roses" & "Ukraine: The Unfortunate Bride" published in FreshPaint Magazine International issue August 2016
2016 "The Eagle has Landed" featured in Barking and Dagenham Post United Kingdom
2015 "Hunger in the Land of Plenty" featured in Highlight Hollywood October 2015
2015 "The Bleeding Roses" featured n Highlight Hollywood exclusive on 19th October 2015
2015 "The Bleeding Roses" featured in Barking and Dagenham Post UK on16th April 2015
2014 "The Eagle has Landed" featured in Highlight Hollywood exclusive on 5th October 2014
2014 "Portrait of an Artist" featured in Highlight Hollywood exclusive on 18th September 2014
2014 "Kabiyesi Oba Obama" published in the front page of Italian online news – Livorno – Premio Combat2014 Prize- The International Contemporary Art competition 5th year.
1992 Article on Symphony of Art printed in The Gazette and Telegraph Series, Enfield, UK

An Artist and Advocate for the world’s Peace.
Nigerian born, O. Yemi Tubi is an American trained artist with creative and unique personal style now residing in United Kingdom.
Most of his recent paintings were influenced by political and social upheaval in our world today and the works of the Renaissance artists.
He does not like artworks just for decoration but to evoke feelings.
O. Yemi uses his works to speak passionately about the issues that touch his heart.
He uses his painting “African’t” to speak about the exploitations of African nations.
The painting paradoxically depicts the poverty and the riches of Africa. “The Fishers of Men” is about the horror of refugees drowning in Mediterranean Sea.
O. Yemi desires his portrait paintings to be uniquely creative and often uses the paintings to tell stories about his subjects.
In “SOYINKA: An Africa Literary Icon” he used books and flowing letters to create the portrait of Professor Wole Soyinka, the 1986 Nobel Prize Winner in Literature.
The original painting was sold in 2017 by international recognized gallery – Saatchiart to an art collector in USA.
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 his paintings. His paintings, “The Bleeding Roses” and “Domestic Abuse” are two of his paintings in which the main objects of the paintings are roses and stems woven into human figures
O. Yemi works was awarded 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th places in political commentaries in American Art Awards from 2014 to 2017.
He was recipient of Golden Award with cash prize in 2014 Master of Art International Exhibition by Margarita Feaks Gallery, UK.
He also received First Round Award with cash prize in Art Olympia 2015 International Open Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan.
O. Yemi was one of the artists awarded ATIM’S TOP 60 MASTERS OF CONTEMPORARY ART in 2017 and 2018 by Art Tour International Magazine.
He was one of the three artists awarded “Ambassadors of Peace” for their works in the Create4Peace campaigns funded by the ATIM magazine
O. Yemi is a member of the Fine Art America, the Society of All Artists, Association Embracing Realistic Art (AERA) and World Citizen Artists (WCA).
O. Yemi paintings and awards can be seen on his website: www.o-yemi-tubi.pixels.com


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