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Omri Koresh

Artist (Israel)
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Omri Koresh is a young artist born in 1986, in Israel. He was encouraged to draw and paint since the early childhood, and it was then when Omri knew he will become an artist. His first inspiration came from his Dad´s paintings and the first artistic experience was expressed on the walls of his Mom´s apartment at the age of three. Throughout the school years Omri used to draw a lot using charcoal and other types of pencils. At that time, his drawings were predominantly monsters, figurative images and human bodies - deformed to his own liking. As the years went by, the artist became more open to other mediums and styles - from strictly realistic to abstract, exposing the dark and the subtle side of the world and human nature.

Inspired, among others, by David LaChapelle and Michael Hussar, Omri is known for his extraordinary talent and artistic direction. Today he works in all the mediums: makes original oil and acrylic paintings, does digital art and photo manipulation, creates objects and miniatures using ready-made materials, plastic, porcelain and more.

Omri has a degree in Arts from Shenkar College, Israel. He gained popularity after publishing his fanart series of American McGee´s Alice back in 2004. The dramatic, restless energy emanating from his paintings raises eternal questions: what is life and existence, fear and darkness. Omri´s inspiration is gained from childhood memories reshaped into maturity and every work is an expansible cosmos with its worlds of ingenious freaks.

The artist´s studio is located in his home in Israel, where he is living and working at the moment. Having grown up in Israel, Omri, nonetheless, does not see himself as an Israeli artist. His vision of his current and future career stretches far beyond Middle East.