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Mini Interview with TY The Creator

I'm really excited to introduce one of the artists I've been following for a while now. I'm always impressed with the creativity and ingenuity of digital creators and the fact that they can visualize their ideas in such a realistic way. I love to immerse myself in David Uhamber's fantastic world and imagine the stories that could be hidden behind his works.


Tell me about yourself


I'm David Uhamber. A self-taught multidisciplinary digital Creator. I'm 28 and from the Tiv speaking tribe of Benue state, Nigeria. I graduated Mass Communication in 2014 and I've been working on my craft since then. I worked for a PR Company from 2017 to 2020 and now I'm working as a freelancer. I draw inspiration mostly from my experiences and thoughts. My works tend to reflect my state of mind most of the time. I started photo manipulation in 2018 and it just really felt good being able to create works of mine and that was the genesis of my art phase. I've been doing that ever since. I love music, cars, basketball, anything science fiction and I'm obsessed with space.


What attracted you to digital art?


I've been artistic since my childhood. I was a pretty good pencil artist as a child too, but the primary thing that drew me to digital art is the endless possibilities. Imagination is the limit.


How has your work evolved?

The first thing I ever designed was a complimentary card, I was into 2D photo manipulations and now I'm into 3D designs. Over the years my work has become more intricate and meaningful.


Themes like space, nature, fantasy, death are very present in your pieces. Were there any movies, books, places or situations in your life that influenced your art?


More of life experiences. I don't get to vent a lot so my art is my medium.


Tell me about your newest series.


It's a collection of 7 Unique Art Pieces titled "A Warrior's Journey". Each piece has a unique feature and story tied to it. The series is dedicated to anyone who has ever had to deal with mental health problems and a portion of the profits from sales will be given to a Mental Health NGO.

What is your dream? What would you like to achieve with your art?

I'm mostly trying to just connect with kindred spirits. I try to make something good out of every experience. Good out of the bad. There's beauty in the mysterious and arcane. I'm also trying to put some form of beauty in the world. Design won't save the world, but it does make it a whole lot more beautiful.

Who are your current favourite artists who deserve a shout out?


Currently, my favorite artists are Billelis and Timcet (Elia Pellegrini)


Follow David Uhamber on his Instagram @ty_gx and you can buy his pieces at https://www.voice.com/david2021

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