Diseye Tantua is the spectacular Nigerian who creates art from car parts.
He graduated from the department of Fine and Applied Art at the Rivers State University of Education, now Ignatius Ajulu University. He is a member of several prestigious organisations including the Guild of Professional Fine Artists of Nigeria (GFA) and the Chairman of the Society of Nigerian Artists (River State Chapter). He was recently elected as the Vice Present (South East National) of the SNA.
Diseye Tantua is an experimental artist instead of using wood or other popular media to produce furniture, he makes do with car parts. Using vintage cars, among them his father’s classic Mercedes-Benz, Tantua has created chairs, couches, and tables that have been welded and painted to breathe new life into the salvaged car parts.
Take a look at some of his amazing works.