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DISEYE TANTUA

VISUAL ARTIST

TEDxPortharcourt

TEDxPortHarcourt 2019

Diseye Tantua is the Vice President, Society of Nigerian Artist (South East) and a member of the Guild of Professional Fine Artists of Nigeria (GFA). 

 

Born to Nigerian and Ghanaian parents, Tantua studied fine and applied art at the Ignatius Ajuru University, Port Harcourt. After graduating in 2001, Diseye Tantua remained a full time artist best known for his iconic style of "Afro Pop Art", combining graphics symbols, bold colours, and expressive text style of urban art with an Afrocentric vibe typically captioned with satirical vernacular. 

 

Tantua's three dimensional art forms are as a result of his longstanding relationship with master artist and architect Demas Nwoko.

 

His new experiments made from classic car parts, creating chairs, beds, stunning couches and tables, have been welded and painted to breathe new life into salvage car parts.

 

His brand 'D-ARTIST', have adorned homes and outstanding resturants. His works have been exhibited both local and internationally, forming part of many significant collections.