Born in Ibadan, the Capital city of Oyo State, Tobi Adewumi is one of the most sought-after visual artist in Nigeria. Locally known for creating original, exclusive and profitable artworks and craft, Tobi emerged in the wake of the influence of art masters around the world.
A Computer Science graduate, Tobi's foray into the arts started at childhood with comics and paper crafts which later developed into drawings and paintings. As an acclaimed self-taught artist, he now works in virtually all traditional art media and contemporary mixed media and he's the creative director of otobi artworld since 2012. His artworks have been exhibited in several locations around the world and they are currently on display in several homes, offices and galleries around the world.
Past selected exhibitions/competitions:
NCf/cocacola art competition lagos 1999
Nachifest art festival,abj 2000.
Aarc art competition/exhibition,lagos 2001
Henboug art competition/exhibition lagos 2000
African art foundation,lagos.2009/2010
Unesco digital art 2004.
Aarc art competition/exhibition 2004
Spanish art competition/exhibition.abuja 2010
Obasanjo art competition/exhibition 2011
Interview on moments with Mo.2011
alliance francaise photography competition,paris france. 2011/2014.
Photography exhibition in Ethopia,2012
Commission photography for british american tobacco nigeria"ibadan"2013
Interview on BCOS.tv ibadan/mid morning show.2012
Solo exhibition,possibility.dec 2013
World art day.oyo state 2013
Art fair dubai 2013.
Photography competition in paris 2014
Art training for kids,ibadan 2014.
AAF annual competition 2014.
Spanish art competition,abuja 2014.
Crossing borders,chicago.2014.grp exh
Art exhchange programme conjunction creative connections CT, U.S.A 2014/2015
Spanish embassy art competition and exhibition Abuja 2015
Limcaf art competition/exhibition 2015
Numerous art competitions/workshops and commissions