Lagos, Nigeria / Oslo - 1980

David Obi (b.1980) is a Norwegian based contemporary Artist. His passion for art started at the early age of 5. He has always loved art and craft, growing up as a kid. He question feelings and emotions on people's face and their life try to reflect them on his work.

David work in different varieties of medium to create his paintings. From watercolour, oil, acrylic ,ink and gouache. His work are often abstract, figures, portrait, landscapes, conveying huge layers of bright and strong colours  with a lot of details and meaning. Capturing the complexities of people's emotions and inner nature are among his favorite topics.

He grew up in a multicultural environment in one of Africans most populous city in Lagos, Nigeria. David moved to Sweden in 2011, in a small town called Karlskoga. And later moved  to live in Gothenburg. There he was inspired and fascinated by the architectural structure  and beauty of the entire city, Gothenburg.

He has painted and exhibited several pictures from Gothenburg, the city he called my ( second home).
David has exhibited his work in major galleries and Library's in Oslo, Karlskoga, Stockholm, Gothenburg, and has featured in several public and private collections.

Currently living in Oslo, Norway where he has his new studio at Gamle Fornebu Kultursenter (GFK)



2004 Yaba college of technology, Diploma in General art, Lagos, Nigeria

Member (Gamle Fornebu kultursenter (GFK) Oslo

Represented by  Rivercity gallery,Gothenburg, Sweden

                              Galleri Nobel, Oslo, Norway 

                              Saatchiart  gallery, USA

                              Alfa art gallery, New Jersey, USA



2020 Team exhibition Rivercity gallery Gothenburg, Sweden (Group exhibition) 22feb- 8march

2019 Water  Color and mixed Media group exhibition New jersey USA (Group exhibition) October 29 – December 22 (On going exhibition)

2019 Still Rising Contemporary African Art Group exhibition Oslo ( coming up exhibition November 18)

2019 Oslo my city watercolour painting exhibition Vesper bar , Oslo ( Solo present)

2019 African food and art festival, prindsenhage, Oslo  (Group)

2019 Equestrian art Exhibition, Ovrevollgalopp  Jar  Akershus,   (Group)

2019 Rivercity gallery, Sommarsalo samlingsutstillingen, Göteborg (Group)

2019 Rivercity gallery, jubileumsamlingsutstillingen, Göteborg (Group)

2019 Art house Contempoary Auction , Nigeria (Auction sales)

2019 Rivercity gallery, samlingsutstillingen, Göteborg (Group)

2017 Galleri A / A minor, Utvalg sommer samlingsutstillingen, Oslo (Group)

2017 RiverCity Gallery, Samlingsutställning Haster, Göteborg (Group)

2017 Fornebus Spenstige Kunstutstilling, Samlingsutstillingen, (Group)

2016 RiverCity Gallery, Separatutställning, Göteborg (Solo)

2014/2015 RiverCity Gallery, Samlingsutställning, Göteborg (Group)

2013 Mind and face expression, Frölunda kulturhus,  Göteborg, (Solo)

2013 Kultur vid vattnet, Frihamnen, Göteborg, (Solo)

2013 Älvstadens Konstförening,  Göteborg, (Solo)

2013 Swedbank Wieselgrensplatsen, Göteborg, (Solo)

2013 Galleri VG22, Göteborg, (Solo)


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