Entanglement #1

Omar Thor Arason
Entanglement #1
Oil on Paper, 22 x 30 inches, 2021
Entanglement #2

Omar Thor Arason
Entanglement #2
Oil on Paper, 22 x 30 inches, 2021
Wave Collapse #1

Omar Thor Arason
Wave Collapse #1
Oil on Panel, 14 x 14 inches, 2021

Axis Gallery is excited to present new paintings from Sacramento artist, Omar Thor Arason. His current body of work explores the hypothetical overlap between theoretical physics, psychology, religion and mythology. Taking an enthusiast's approach to complex subjects rather than a comprehensive understanding offers exciting implications that are closed to those who possess a deep understanding of the subjects i.e. in many ways the more knowledge is acquired, the more one becomes aware of the limitations and boundaries. The work imagines a reality where these varied fields collide, interweave, and exert their influence on each other, with embedded figures serving as the ever present conscious observer.

Omar Thor Arason is an Icelandic-American artist residing in Carmichael, CA. He received his BA and MA at CSU Sacramento, and his MFA at Stanford University. He has taught at Stanford University, and currently teaches at CSU Sacramento and Sierra College in Rocklin, CA.