year of birth: 1986
Q1: When did you start making art?
I used to paint on my mother’s walls when I was 3. Eventually she understood that she can’t make me stop so she budgeted me a wall to paint on… so I think I always painted (:
Q2: What does inspire you?
I don’t wait for inspiration because I always work and paint and plan my next project but I have to say that I enjoy writings, books. I think words have meaning and strength that can be put in visuals very well.
Q3: What are your techniques?
Tons! Oils, acrylics, digital, sculptures. I have a varied collection of art, you can see all my different work on my personal site: Omrikoresh.com
Q4: What is the main idea or feeling behind your works?
I love contrast and I love drama. Both were not accepted very well in art school, but I think that both are a constant line that directs me right now in considering art.
Q5: What is the main color of your art and why?
There is none. I don’t enjoy closing my options.
Q6: What would you improve about your work and why?
I’d like to work faster. I want more oil paintings, I just don’t have enough imo.
Q7: Do you have any project for the future?
yes, I’m taking on characters that are described in the Tora and I’m remixing their origins. My sketches are digital and you can see them at my FB page: www.facebook.com/omrikoreshart
Q8: Describe yourself with 3 words capturing the essence of OmriKoresh.
Fucking. Rock. Star.
Q9: Show us (link) your very first work. Describe it from techniques till feelings.
I don’t have it online! But I can give you the first of my last project HERE.I did a series of my favorite scenes in known fairytales. I always felt in this one that the focus shouldn’t be on her but it should be about the dwarfs that are actually mourning her death. I out myself in their emotional roller coaster and I found that she -as a personal quite bland and them on the other hand, find a beautiful girl and raise her as their own and then she dies a sudden death- it’s devastating and interesting so I decided to focus on that instead of her emptiness.
Q10: What did change from your first work till now?
From my first work – I improved drastically, I work constantly and I enjoy my work.
Q11: What is art for you? Escaping from reality or the essence of life?
Neither. It’s a job. That’s what I do, there are actors, there are sergeants. Me? I’m a painter and I have to be the best at what I do because that is my job. I LOVE my job but it’s still a job none the less. Talking to galleries, to clients, money transaction, taxes – not everything is about painting, 40% of what I do is around the art.