Koby Martin is a Ghanaian born visual artist currently based in England. Having spent a greater part of his teenage years dealing with nay sayers and wet blankets who didn’t think Koby deserved a chance at higher education regardless of being exceptionally gifted in painting, it will be his low grades in Maths and Science that will eventually prevent his from going to any University in Ghana. Koby found luck when Coventry University thought otherwise and enrolled the young genius on a foundation course through which he excelled with a degree in Art and Design and a Masters in 3d Illustration and Animation. Koby’s signature is his distinctive use of vibrant colours which reflects his spontaneous personality as well as his ability to work in both traditional and digital mediums which can be seen on outstanding works and commissions such as the artwork for Hip-hop duo Krept & Konan’ debut album ‘The Long Way Home’ through Virgin Records. Koby later went on to design a special edition front and back cover for Music Week, curate joint exhibitions with Adidas, work on animation campaigns for the African Footballers In Europe Awards, collaboration with Mercedes Benz for their Smart Car campaign and is currently the brainchild behind the creative direction and art content for Disturbing London: home of Tinie Tempah and Wizkid. Koby has been featured in multiple exhibitions nationwide. His first and sophomore exhibition entitled ‘How It Was’ and ‘Boy In The Field’ both highlighted his God given gift as well as his upbringing in Ghana and struggles in the UK respectively. Currently working on his best body of work yet, Koby is gearing up for his third solo exhibition: ‘ASIAMAH’ which is also Koby’s family name and is a visual tribute to his father this September. . Visit kobmart.co.uk for everything Koby Martin.
- Boy in the Field DocumentaryBased on a true story, and inspired from his recent exhibition, Koby sheds light on his experience with the Home Office as an immigrant in the U.K, after he was given 14 days to leave the country. http://www.kobmart.co.uk/ https://www.instagram.com/koby_martin/ https://twitter.com/kobmart
Projects credited in
- Championing Diversity: This Black History Month 2018, meet 100 creatives inspiring changeThis Black History Month 2018, we’ve brought together a group of outstanding industry heroes to each nominate 10 black changemakers and creators that are shaping culture, arts, design, business, tech and beyond. We still have a way to go when it comes to conquering the lack of diversity in the creative industry - which is why it so important for us, as a platform, to use our force for good. To do so, throughout the year we spotlight incredible people, the projects that they are involved with141
In-house DesignerDisturbing London Records
London, United KingdomFull Time
Designing all creative content for Tinie Tempah, Wizkid, A2, G-Frsh, Yungen, Sneakbo, All About She, Dj Charlesy, Siobhan Bell and more