Artist – Deime Ubani
Deimé Ubani (b. 1988, she/her) is an abstract artist and entrepreneur born in Nassau, Bahamas. Being of Bahamian, Barbadian and Nigerian descent, her art is primarily influenced by her vibrant heritage with an interest in capturing personal memories, generational legacy and her colorful culture.
Raised by a lineage of creatives, Deimé’s interest in the arts was encouraged by close family members. Her grandmother, being a beautician by trade, was also a ceramist who enjoyed knitting large quilts for family members. Her grandmother’s walls were decorated with past generations of artwork in varying forms. From her early years, Deimé would be drawn to abstract art – discovering how colours could be used to evoke specific feelings and emotions.
After completing high school, Deimé attended The College of The Bahamas (now The University of The Bahamas), obtaining an Associates degree in Art in 2009. It was then when she began to delve more into abstraction through her business Ubani Artworks. Her practice often involves acrylic, oil paint and collaging – prioritising balance in her use of color, textures and shapes. Deimé also adds functional art to her resume through her home decor brand Big Wood Bahamas. Thus far, Deimé’s work has been featured by The D’Aguilar Art Foundation, The Central Bank of The Bahamas, The Salus Project, The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas and the SeeMe Art Takes Times Square art show (2013). In 2014, her art pieces were selected for the interior design of Baha Mar Resorts. Deimé still resides in her hometown, Nassau, where she constantly draws inspiration from past and present.
Her work can be accessed via Ubani Artworks on social media or deimeubaniart.com.