Arab Revolution

Arab Revolution

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This painting was inspired by the Arab spring started in late 2010. I empathise with people that live under the tyrannical leaders like Ex-President of Tunisia, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali andLate Muamaar Gadaffi. Reading about the tragic death of a Tunisian man, Mohammed Bouazizi that set himself on fire; his response to daily humiliation by the Tunisian authorities, which encapsulates the true spirit of the Arab revolts. Suffering and killing of people that were demonstrating for their freedom moved me to do this painting in honour of those that were killed. The main image in the painting is to represent the portrait of an Arab tyrannical Leader. Start from the head scarf; the red patterns of the scarf are the blood’s drops of those killed in the revolution.The face of the portrait is fist of victory in the face of the tyrannical Arab Leader. The time on the wrist watch on the painting is to indicate that time is running out for all the tyrannical leaders of the world. Many of the revol

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O Yemi Tubi

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…

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