alternative now

Omar Arason
alternative now
oil on canvas, 2022
exertion

Omar Arason
exertion
Oil on paper, 2022 22" x 30"
Ginnungagap

Omar Arason
Ginnungagap
Oil on panel, 2022 12" x 12"
reframing-the-past

Omar Arason
reframing-the-past
Oil on paper, 2013 22" x 30"
smear

Omar Arason
smear
Mixed media on paper, 2022, 22" x 30"
the push

Omar Arason
the push
Oil and Acrylic on paper, 2022, 12" x 12"
tilt

Omar Arason
tilt
Oil on panel, 2022, 12" x 12"
yes sir its back

Omar Arason
yes sir its back
Oil on paper, 2022, 12" x 12"

Originally slated to be a show of a select few Icelandic artists, the explosive rise of the Omicron
strain rendered the endeavor too strenuous and risky for those involved, and so what was
planned as a group showing quickly morphed into a showcase of recent work by the organizer.
This collection of paintings represents the artist's continued exploration of the visual possibilities
that arise when inspiration is sought from theoretical physics, psychology, history and
mythology. Worlds can merge, timelines collapse and interweave, and alternate realities overlap
and interact.

Omar Thor Arason is a Sacramento based painter and educator. He received his BA and MA in
Studio Art from CSU Sacramento, followed by an MFA from Stanford University. He currently
teaches painting and drawing at CUS and Sierra College.