Artois presents – Black History Month

by | Feb 15, 2021 | Blog post

Artios Gallery celebrates Black History Month with the display of works by its represented artists of African descent. The exhibition, which is on display for the entire month of February, presents works of Cecil W. Lee and O. Yemi Tubi.

“My recent works were influenced by the political and social upheaval of our world today and the paintings of the Renaissance artists. The uprising in the Arab world influenced my first political painting, “Arab Revolution” in 2012. “The Eagle Has Landed” was done to speak about American led war on terror. I used my paintings “African’t,” “Hunger In The Land Plenty” and “Oil: African’s Wealth and Woe” to speak about the exploitation of African nations. The paintings depict paradoxical poverty and the riches of Africa. My work, “The Fishers of  Men” is about the horror of refugees drowning in the Mediterranean Sea. I also used my painting – “Ukraine: The Unfortunate Bride” to speak about America and Russia influencing the war in Ukraine.” – O. Yemi Tubi.

“I create high quality limited edition prints on canvas, plexiglass or watercolor paper. My artistic goal is to create images that incorporate the use of brush, pencil, and palette knife with digitally generated art, which I call Computer-Evolved Art. The objective is not to imitate tactile styles, but to create a new look that combines elements of traditional and digital art.” – Cecil W. Lee

For 45 years the Black History Month has recognized significant contributions by African Americans to US history. Gerald Ford was the first US president who officially devoted the month of February to this event, urging people to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.” Since then, many countries around the world have also dedicated a month to Black history.


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