O Yemi Tubi on Artlyst Dagenham, Essex
Olabamiji Yemi Tubi, commonly known as O Yemi Tubi and also known in the art world as MOYAT was born in 1955 in the city of Ibadan, Nigeria, West Africa. His BFA Degree was obtained from Valdosta State College, Valdosta Georgia USA where he majored in Graphic Design. He was awarded Art Scholarship and a plaque (Excellence in Fine Art) 1984 by South Georgia, Douglas Georgia, USA.
He had a solo exhibition at Millfield House, Edmonton London England in 1992. He currently lives and worked as a Graphic Artist in United Kingdom. While working as a Graphic Artist, he spent many of his free time drawing and painting. He works with various mediums: pencil, water colour, acrylic and oil paints. His works, influenced by Renaissance artists and current world political situation, evoked him to do some of his recent paintings like The Arab Revolution and The Eagle has landed. (The Eagle has landed is one of the 56 Paintings that was shortlisted for the ArtGemini Prize 2013. These paintings were exhibited at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Conway Street, London, from 24th January 2014). His painting “Arab Revolution” was exhibited in a group exhibition with The United Society of Artists at Cork Street, London, UK. Five of his paintings were exhibited in a group exhibition of The Best of Salon Des Refuses 2014 July in London UK. His paintings (Portrait of an Artist) won award in Best Expressionism-Figurative Art of 2014 American Art Awards; and (The Eagle has landed) won award in Best Political Commentary Art of 2014 American Art Award. Both paintings were exclusively published on Highlight Hollywood online news on 18th September and 5th October 2014. He is currently working on “The Bleeding Roses” a painting expressing solidarity with persecuted Christians around the world with emphasis on Islamic state crucifying and beheading Christians in Iraq and Syria.