Base Combine III, 2017
Omar Thor Arason
Base Combine III, 2017
Oil on Polyester Film
Base Combine V, 2017
Omar Thor Arason
Base Combine V, 2017
Oil on Polyester Film
Base Combine VI, 2017
Omar Thor Arason
Base Combine VI, 2017
Oil on Polyester Film
Proposition I - Hierarchy, 2017
Omar Thor Arason
Proposition I - Hierarchy, 2017
Oil on Polyester Film
Proposition II - Submission, 2017
Omar Thor Arason
Proposition II - Submission, 2017
Oil on Polyester Film
Thought Experiment #8, 2014
Omar Thor Arason
Thought Experiment #8, 2014
Oil on Canvas
Thought Experiment #5, 2013
Omar Thor Arason
Thought Experiment #5, 2013
Oil on Canvas
Europa Dreams
Omar Thor Arason, 2011
Europa Dreams
Oil on Canvas
Our Work Makes Pretty Little Homes II
Omar Thor Arason, 2007
Our Work Makes Pretty Little Homes II
Oil on Canvas
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Omar Thor Arason’s current work negotiates morality as it manifests in bodies, particularly in their relationship to each other. He investigates the ways in which personal systems of morality, encoded in humans through foundational experiences, can extend beyond the individual and act in both unifying and divisive ways. Arason’s paintings are composed of figures interacting with each other in a variety of moral situations that are both personal and universal in nature, and pertinent to current political events. In a departure from his previous work, Arason’s new paintings are pared down in terms of color and composition; his sparing use of architectural elements suggests only a basic plane in which to ground the figures.

 

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