OKEEBA THE ARTIST

 

 

     Okeeba Jubalo is an American painter based in Atlanta, Georgia whose creations are centered on illuminating the undefined and sometimes bitter truths of people of African American descent.  He uses sketchy, yet vibrant and soulfully layered paint strokes with his original hand-written poetry. His infiltration of aged photos has become a prominent characteristic of his work.  His strong, in-your-face artistry invokes conversations that are seldom discussed in large social arenas.  

 

     Okeeba Jubalo has taken it upon himself to create a visual voice for those made invisible in America's social, economic and political infrastructure.  He draws his inspiration from his share cropping forefathers and experience.  His artwork is a reflection of his vision of his perspective on the struggle of today's African American.  

 

     Religious, social and political subject matter drive the message of his artistry.  His artistic technique draws the audience into a visual history lesson that speaks to today's social landscape.  

 

     Okeeba Jubalo will continue to address some of the major concerns, issues and circumstances faced by African Americans from a socioeconomic standpoint.  By addressing the past, he hopes that conversations invoked by his artwork will lead to global positive actions, and educating African American youth about sacrifices made by his and her ancestors.  

The Dirty XII: American Tells

Reception 

LESS IS MORE

 

 

 

THE ART GALLERY 

 

 

OKEEBA CV

Born 1976 Charleston, South Carolina

 

Art Shows:

The Dirty Dozen: American Tells

@ September Gray Art Gallery (solo) 2015

Atlanta, Georgia

 

Visibility @ Bloomingdales (group) 2015

Atlanta, Georgia

 

The A-List @ The W Atlanta (group) 2014

Atlanta, Georgia

 

 Fine Art + Fashion (National Black Arts Festival)

@ Neiman Marcus (group) 2011 Atlanta, Georgia

 

Return of The Kings @ Vaknin Gallery (group) 2008

Atlanta, Georgia

 

Paint in The Pods @ The Sun Dial (group) 2008

Atlanta, Georgia

 

The A-List @ Renaissance Walk (group) 2008

Atlanta, Georgia

 

Embrace: National Black Arts Festival (group) 2007

Atlanta, Georgia

 

Art Papers Art Auction @ Soho Myriad (group) 2007

Atlanta, Georgia

 

Words & Art @ Swan Coach House (group) 2001

Atlanta, Georgia

 

The Flame That Burned The Building Down

@ K Modern (solo) 2001

Atlanta, Georgia

 

Art Papers Auction (group) 2001

Atlanta, Georgia

 

Sketches @Swan Coach House (group) 2001

Atlanta, Georgia

 

Events & Performances:

 

SoulPoetic

Atlanta, GA 2013

 

Underground Unplugged

Louisville, KY 2006

 

The Nappy Roots Concert

Opening act

Louisville, KY 2005

 

Black Lily Festival,

Philadelphia, PA

2005

 

The Nuyorican Poets Café

New York, NY

2004

 

Set it Off Live with Spike Davis

Louisville, KY

2004

 

Moore Epics with Jessica Care Moore

Atlanta, GA

2001

 

Acappella Atlanta " Where the Voice Stands Alone"

Atlanta, GA

2000

 

Saul Williams Opening Act

Atlanta, GA

1999

 

National Black Arts Festival,

Performance with Sonja Sanchez & Haki Madhubuti

Atlanta, GA 1999

 

The Last Poets, Opening Act

Atlanta, GA

1999

 

Dionne Farris, Opening Act

Atlanta, GA

1998

 

National Black Arts Festival,

Performance with Carl Hancock Rux

Atlanta, GA

1998

 

Press & Media:

The Place Called Home Documentary

Featuring Danny Glover, Maya Angelou, Barack Obama,

DJ Drama

2014

 

Heart & Soul Magazine

"Better Break Ups"

2010

 

Urban Lux Magazine "2010

The Lux List"

 

Clutch Magazine

"Roses & Brass Knuckles"

2009

 

Thrillist

"Roses & Brass Knuckles"

2009

 

The Examiner

"Roses & Brass Knuckles"

2009

 

Creative Loafing

"Top Five Fashion Faux Pas" 2007

 

The AJC

"Top Quality Pieces Show Range of Black Experiences"

2007

 

Peachtree Road Race T-shirt Design

Top Five Finalist

1996

 

Published Written Works:

 

Broken Spoken Words 1999

 

Roses & Brass Knuckles:

A Man's Pocket Guide To Winning

The Dating & Marriage Game

2009

 

Can't No Dog Worry This Pussy Cat:

A Woman's Pocket Guide

To Getting A Good Man...And Keeping Him

2010

 

Recorded Works:

 

Urbanexperimentalist 1999

 

Smoke & Mirrors Ep 2006

 

Z & O Radio 2011

 

 

 

    

The Dirty XII: American Tells

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