Omer Udvin

Omer Udvin

Location: Israel

Omer Udvin is a young Israeli artist (born 1999) diagnosed on the autistic spectrum at the age of 2.5 years.
Omer lives with his parents in the city of Tel-Aviv.
For him, painting is a meaningful window to the world, allowing him to express himself in ways he is ordinarily unable to.
As a young boy, Omer objected even to holding a pen in his hand.
at the age of 8, he began to secretly draw just for him to see. Only when he felt more confident with himself, he started sharing them with the family.
His extraordinary drawing abilities were discovered only at the age of 17, and since then, despite his young age, he has developed a unique artistic style of his own and a personal artistic imprint.
His paintings are characterized by their abstraction, daring bold color pallets, and a naive-optimistic perception and view of our world.
Omer's artistic work is influenced by the expressionist modern artists such as Amedeo Modigliani, Egon Schiele, Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh and more ...
Correspondingly, Omer is inspired by his great fondness for old cartoons and animation.
Omer works with various techniques, mainly acrylic paints on canvas, watercolors, mixed media using fabrics.
Despite his young age, Omer has already exhibited his painting in many exhibitions with a full spread recognition.
Omer's artworks are regularly showcased at the Lemon - Frame Gallery and are sold in Israel and around the world.
For the past two years, he has been studying sculpture and creating sculptures with a unique and personal statement.
As an artist diagnosed on the autism spectrum, canvas, brushes, colors and clay are a whole world, because they allow him to share his world with others.


when words fail art speaks

Artist Statement: As an artist diagnosed on the autistic spectrum, art is my primary way to express myself and the way I experience life. To me, Colors, paint, and brushes are the keys to share my feelings and give others access to my inner world.
My work process always faces me with one of the things that have always been extremely difficult for me: making choices. For me, making choices is accompanied with great difficulty and anxiety but when I paint, making choices becomes easier.
The first choice I must make is the subject of the painting. It must be something that I genuinely love, feel connected to or something that has deeply impressed me and remained in my memory. I usually draw inspiration from favorite film characters and other artists' works, paint them from my mind, and create my interpretation.
The second choice in my work process is choosing the color palette, a decision expressing my state of mind.
After I paint the first layer of the painting, I paint all the details in my signature' dots and stripes' technique. Most of my works are composed of dots (influenced by "Pointillism") and stripes, which requires a lot of precision and patience, but also make me feel safe, calm, and in control.
For me, art is the main way I manage to feel as equal, be proud of myself, and share my inner world, a world rich of bright colors, images and endless details

Dreamy landscape “Dreamy landscape”