Omar Gabr is a self-taught artist curious to experiment with different techniques and materials. His work is primarily inspired by his everyday experiences and his political beliefs. Gabr’s work often depicts individuals in downcast and in despair, his colour palette ranging from solid and vibrant backgrounds to a more muted choice, often working with monochrome. His choices in colour allow him to play with the emotional weight of his paintings, visualising true and humane stimulations of drama that relate to a young demographic.
Gabr has participated in several group exhibitions, including Different Melodies, UBUNTU Art Gallery (2019), Youth Salon in both 2016 and 2018 as well as Cairo Salon, amongst others. His solo exhibition, The Phase, was held in 2018 at Easel and Camera Gallery. His work was also exhibited at the 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair, Marrakech (2019).