About Omar Logang

Omar Logang was born in the Southern Sudan into an artistic family. His father was a noted wood carver. Early in his life Omar showed artistic talent and it was no surprise that he was accepted as a student of painting at the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Khartoum, where he excelled. After graduation he moved on to advanced study of painting at the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Tetuan in Morocco.

Because of the political troubles that have been evident for many years in the Southern Sudan, Omar's family advised him in the strongest terms possible not to return on completion of his studies. He decided to seek political asylum in Spain, which was granted in 1993. Omar became a Spanish citizen in 1996.

For the past seventeen years Omar has painted in Spain with almost annual visits to Morocco, Malì and the South of France. In these locations he constantly searches for scenes of changing light. He is equally skilled in landscape, figure painting, portraits and city views.

Irrespective of his academic career and upbringing in Africa, Omar's painting is much more broadly based and exhibits major elements of European art. His use of intense colours is highly individualistic and the viewer will appreciate his work in an original way. His reduced style of painting figures displays elements of detachment and loneliness.

Omar Logang has had many regular individual exhibitions in Madrid in well known galleries. He is now starting to be much more widely known and his work forms part of collections in France, Italy, Germany, United Kingdom, Russia and the USA.