Omran Younis has been active in the Arab art scene since the late 1990s. He graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus in 1998, and went on to obtain a Masters degree in Fine Arts in 2000. Since then Younis has been featured in exhibitions throughout the Middle East and in the US, and he is the recipient of several awards, notably the first prize recipient of the 3rd Annual Youth Competition in Damascus. Today his work is housed in collections across the Arab world.
Omran Younis’ large canvases are distinguished by detailed investigations into human subjects, continually exploring various styles of expressionist painting, demonstrating versatility throughout his career. Each series he creates is dedicated to particular experiments and breakthroughs in art.
Belonging to a group of artists that emerged amidst the legacy of Syrian modernism, Omran Younis has sought to further the accomplishments of his predecessors while fashioning his own path through the visual language of contemporary art. The result has been a brand of painting that mixes bold social commentary with an acute sense of observation and a confident command of medium and technique.