INTERNATIONAL MURAL BY MAIL BLOG
INTERNATIONAL MURAL BY MAIL BLOG
We have rounded out the Global Arts Festival with his beautifully provocative and politically charged paintings of O. Yemi Tubi. He is influenced by the political and social upheaval of our world today and the works of the Renaissance artists. The theme of his works in general is "The Facts of Life: Roses and Thorns." Life is roses and thorns; sometimes it emanates sweet aroma of pleasantness and sometimes it pricks and causes pains. Don't miss our feature night on January 28 to celebrate O. Yemi and his native country, Nigeria. We will be featuring a screening of the fascinating film, "Yoruba Beyond Borders". And check out the beautiful flyer O. Yemi made to promote the festival. Get TICKETS!
We've had a beautiful sneak preview of the latest work on our #InternationalMuralByMail exchange from O Yemi Tubi
O Yemi Arts, our Yoruba collaborator in the UK! These amazing drawings are now on their way around the world to us to be exhibited in January! #collaboration #PeaceOnEarth
Some exciting work in progress images from our Yoruba collaborator in the UK, oyemit, for the #InternationalMuralbyMail! #international #collaboration #BlackLivesMatter #COVID19 #WearAMask
One last clip from our #InternationalMuralbyMail letterbox interview with oyemit, our Yoruba collaborator in the UK! He talks about addressing current events in his drawings, like the wars in Syria and Yemen https://youtu.be/wM7F0xWabG8 #international #collaboration #interview
Check out our #InternationalMuralbyMail letterbox interview with O. Yemi Tubi oyemit, our Yoruba collaborator in the UK! Here he talks about themes of liberty and viruses in our collaborative drawings. Up now on our YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/wM7F0xWabG8
#international #collaboration #interview #liberty #virus
Here’s a clip from our #InternationalMuralbyMail letterbox interview with oyemit, our Yoruba collaborator in the UK! He talks about his identity as a Yoruba artist and the naming of that part of Africa, before and after colonization. Full interview up here! https://youtu.be/wM7F0xWabG8 #international #collaboration #interview #Yorubaland #Yoruba #Nigeria
CW: Images 5 and 6 include graphic illustrated depictions of George Floyd in his last minutes.
Portland artist Emily Quintero instagram.com/quintero.draws working on some really powerful drawings we were sent by O Yemi Tubi, a Nigerian-born artist in London facebook.com/yemi.arts instagram.com/oyemit/. They're addressing the BLM protests, an expression of outrage that is rocking our city in the wake of George Floyd's killing, with images of violence and of mourning.
We received these work-in-progress photos from O Yemi Tubi (https://www.facebook.com/yemi.arts) in London today: a response to the killing of George Floyd and the current BLM protests, topics that we have been thinking about a lot at the Art Center. The drawings are on their way to us now!
Check out these fabulous work-in-progress images from O. Yemi Tubi @o yemi arts! What powerful imagery. We can't wait to continue the exchange.
Also announcing a collaboration with O. Yemi Tubi, a Nigerian-born artist now working in London whose colorful, sometimes disturbing work deals with current, difficult themes from contemporary politics. He is heavily influenced by Renaissance artists, with a very original twist. Check out his work on Instagram, and watch this space to see how the collaboration evolves!
International Mural by Mail updates
This blog documents the exciting work in progress going on around the world for this international project!
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