NUBI

Painter | Nigeria, Benin, Senegal

Nubi has developed his unique artistic signature in sculpting his expressionistic figurative
compositions in earthy colours on canvas with jute, acrylic and other mixed media, adding a
distinct 3D effect to his works. His work contains limited narrative, but rather focuses on
expressing the atmosphere and beauty of daily life sceneries.

“Life is tough enough as it is. With my work I try to lift people out of their daily lives and let them smile for a moment, by simply capturing and showing them the beauty hidden all around us”

Artworks

Portrait

Nubi ( 1977), also known as Olugbenga Ogunnubi, initially trained as a graphic designer, but
moved on to visual arts, trainting for 2 years with professional artists Wasiu Adeyemi and
Olalekan Fadele in Port Harcourt. During this period he developed his talent in visual art and worked
together with art students from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-ife .

Nubi has developed his unique artistic signature in sculpting his expressionistic figurative
compositions in earthy colours on canvas with jute, acrylic and other mixed media, adding a
distinct 3D effect to his works. His work contains limited narrative but rather focuses on
expressing the atmosphere and beauty of daily life sceneries.

 

Nubi has been exhibiting in many solo and group exhibitions from 1999 onwards and mainly
works with galleries across Nigeria, Senegal and Benin. He recently exhibits in the Netherlands
and France as well.

His works can be found in quite a few professional collections, notably General
Diop in Dakar Senegal, King of Morocco Muhammed VI, Christian Adovelande, former President
of the West African Development Bank Lome Togo and Macky Sall, president of Senegal.

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Credentials

Selected exhibitions

2022
Group exhibition “The lightness of being”, OpenArtExchange, Schiedam, Netherlands
2016
Group exhibition, Biennale Dak’Art OFF 2016, Dakar, Senegal
2015
Group exhibition and performance, National Art Gallery, Dakar, Senegal
2014
Group exhibition and performance, Kemboury Art Gallery, Dakar, Senegal Group exhibition, Biennale Dak’Art OFF 2014, Dakar, Senegal
2013
Solo exhibition and performance, ABC Art Gallery, Cotonou, Benin
2012
Group exhibition Perla Art Gallery , Biennale Dak’Art OFF 2012, Dakar, Senegal
2011
Omega Art Gallery, Abudja Trade Fair, Abudja, Nigeria
2010
Group exhibition Caritas, Cotonou, Benin Group exhibition and performance, Perla Art Gallery , Biennale Dak’Art OFF 2010, Dakar, Senegal
2007
Group exhibition and performance Assane Diokhane, Dakar, Senegal Solo exhibition and performance, Sena Art Gallery, Mauretania
2006
Group exhibition and performance Delvin Gallery, Dakar, Senegal
1999
Solo exhibition and performance NNPC Camp, Nigeria

Collections

  • General Diop, Dakar Senegal
  • Assane Diokhane, Techno Solaire Centrale de Malecouda, Dakar Senegal
  • King of Morocco Muhammed IV
  • Christian Adovelande, former president of West African Development Bank, Lome, Togo
  • Macky Sall, president of Senegal
  • Signature Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Omega Art Gallery, Abuja, Nigeria
  • Nike Art Gallerym Lagos, Nigeria
  • Kemboury Art Gallery, Dakar Senegal
  • Perla Art Gallery, Dakar, Senegal
  • L’Artea Art Gallery, Dakar Senegal
  • Houkami Guyzagn, Ivory Coast

Education & residencies

  • General Diop, Dakar Senegal
  • Certificate Sign writing and publish design (1999)
  • Artistic apprenticeship Wasiu Adeyemi  and Olalekan Fadele (graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife), Port Harcourt, Nigeria (1999-2000)

Other professional activities

  • Working directly with various art marketeers, Cotonou, Benin (2000-2006)
  • Working directly with collectors in Benin, Senegal and Nigeria (2016-present)