Since the late 90′s, Omen has been blurring the boundaries between graffiti and street art with his singular style of painting, both on and off the streets. Using spray cans as his primary medium, he has been leading the aerosol movement towards a truce with the established art world. Omen’s style is immediately recognizable, often cast in stark black and white his murals and canvases have a haunted quality about them. His use of negative space and ephemeral but controlled lines allows one to enter his paintings in a way that few street artists offer their viewers.
Aerosol is a vehicle to express oneself, whether that be through realism, expressionism, cubism, or whatever the artist chooses, he says. “I’m still painting with spraycans like I’ve always been – even though I’m moving into gallery shows and I bomb less then I used to, I’m still very involved in the graf scene at street level. “As long as I’m painting with aerosol I hope that I can inspire a younger generation of artists to use the medium to push artistic boundaries and express themselves.”
Every year, Omen is invited around the globe to perform at prestigious and emerging mural festivals. His work is also part of many permanent collections.