Political art exhibition hosts special reception in Dagenham Library on Saturday

PUBLISHED: 18:38 29 June 2018 | UPDATED: 18:39 29 June 2018

Dagenham artist O Yemi Tubi with an award-winning painting of Jesus. Picture: Marcus Tylor

Dagenham artist O Yemi Tubi with an award-winning painting of Jesus. Picture: Marcus Tylor


A fine art exhibition is hosting a reception in Dagenham Library tomorrow.

The Facts of Life exhibition will showcase recent works by graphic designer and artist, Olabamiji Yemi Tubi.

Known in the art world as MOYAT, Yemi is a Nigerian-born artist who specialises in graphic design.

On Saturday he will be displaying a collection of his work, which is inspired by Renaissance artists and topical political issues.

The graphic designer uses pencil, watercolour, acrylic and oil paints to create his artwork, which has won awards for its political relevance.

‘The Eagle has landed’, won Best Political Commentary Art in the 2014 American Art Awards and was shortlisted for the Art Gemini Prize in 2013.

‘The Arab Revolution’ was featured in a group exhibition of The United Society of Artists, and both works were exhibited at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery in Fitzrovia.

The reception day will take place at Dagenham Library in Church Elm Lane from 2-4pm.

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