Reviews & Articles

A Person Without Skin

By Ouzi Tzur, Haaretz, 15.7.2019

Every time I see Noam Omer's works I feel jolted. These works are a battle-field of emotional expressiveness and plastic power. Their maker is a person without a skin, totally exposed to life and art. Such are also his works. An anatomy of body and soul, denuded of protective layers, persisting continuously in an extreme condition. The viewer is enjoined to divest himself from his own protective layers, to deliver himself to these artistic works. Maybe the term "Sysiphean" was coined to describe experiences like those of Omer and his art.

Noam Omer presents powerful and enigmatic paintings at the Kibbutz Gallery

By Hemdah Rosenbaum, Ahbar Ha-Ir, July 2008

All the paintings and drawings in Noam Omer's individual exhibition "The World" at the Kibbutz Gallery were made on very simple paper (about 1m. wide and in different lengths). Omer, a young painter, who studied at the "Midrashah", fills up the large rectangles completely, in a thick drawing technique with charcoal, with additions of colored pastel or acrylic. Omer seems to ignore the frail medium of the paper, creating rich, detailed and enigmatic paintings that, if they only could, would definitely demand a more classical medium such as canvass.

Masculine, feminine and something in between

By Uzi Tsur, Haaretz, July, 2008

An unstoppable flood innundates Noam Omer's works in their large paper sheets.  Omer is a very young artist, who studied at the Midrashah, but the present exhibition shows ripeness and  maturity far beyond expectations.  In his works figure and landscape are amalgamated and twisted into one mass, feminine accessories standing side by side with a glaring masculinity. A feeling of sexual ambivalence pervades most of the works.

The Poetry of Flesh - on the exhibition "Locked In His World"

By Uzi Tsur, Haaretz, Oct. 30th, 2015

An unstoppable flood innundates Noam Omer's works in their large paper sheets.  Omer is a very young artist, who studied at the Midrashah, but the present exhibition shows ripeness and  maturity far beyond expectations.  In his works figure and landscape are amalgamated and twisted into one mass, feminine accessories standing side by side with a glaring masculinity. A feeling of sexual ambivalence pervades most of the works.

The World According to Noam

By Karni Am-Ad, The Kibbutz, July 2008

When a creator or curator decide to name an exhibition "The World" they may seem like megalomaniacs with high-blown pretensions way beyond their earthly dimensions.  But Noam Omer (the artist) and Yaniv Shapira (the curatior) mean something different from the universe created by God or the Big Bang.  Their "world" is the inner and outer world created by Omer as consolation for his stormy soul, a world unconquerable in its wildness.

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