O Yemi Tubi, It Is Finished
IT IS FINISHED; the Stone is Rolled Away
“So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.” John 19 verse 30
This painting is my Easter message to the world in a lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic.
In the Bible, the world of the followers of Jesus Christ was in a lockdown for three days before Easter Sunday. They were gripped by fear of arrest by Roman soldiers just as everyone around the world is now gripped by fear of the coronavirus. The social life of the human race is partially dead; everyone is in a lockdown state, sealed in by the stone of the coronavirus. In this painting, as in the resurrection morning – the Easter morning, when the stone was rolled away and the Lord Jesus Christ rose triumphantly from the tomb, the coronavirus is the stone that is rolled away. A figure is jumping out of the tomb of the coronavirus in jubilation. In front of the tomb is a couple that threw away their face masks and engaged in embrace. Their flying face masks turned into doves. Doves are flying from the cross in the background on which the Lord Jesus Christ cried “it is finished”. Dove is the Christian symbol of the peace between God and the human race through the cross of Jesus Christ.
At the far left of the painting is the image of a Roman soldier, the symbol of the “superpower” of that time kneeling to acknowledge the supremacy of God’s power, depicting that the coronavirus brought today’s “superpowers” to their knees and they are powerless against the virus.
This painting titled “It is Finished; the Stone is Rolled Away” is an optimistic prediction that the stone of the coronavirus will be rolled away.
O Yemi Tubi
O Yemi Tubi, a Nigerian born, USA trained Artist, residing in United Kingdom as an artist with unique personal style.
He has exhibited his works around the world and received numerous awards and recognitions. O. Yemi works were awarded 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th places in political commentaries in American Art Awards from 2014 to 2019. He was recipient Golden Award with cash award in 2014 Master of Art International exhibition by Margarita Feaks Gallery, UK. He received First Round Award with cash in Art Olympia 2015 International Open exhibition in Tokyo Japan.
Yemi’s works were one of the top 25 in the Fine Art category of Creative Quarterly Magazine and awarded 100 Best Award Certificate. He works have been published in some Newspapers, Magazines, and art books. His works was published in 2019 ART Habens ArtReview, Biennial Edition published in Issuu Vol. 49; 2019 MURZE Arts Magazine; Issue 4, January/February and 2019 Quotes: Inspirational Quotations / Creative Responses’ book.