Omar Kamal is a Sudanese artist, born in 1974 in Hillat Abbas countryside at Al-Kamilin Governorate, in the central region of Sudan. He graduated from the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Sudan University of Science and Technology and obtained his masters in Fine Arts from the department of painting in 2010 from the Sudan University of Science and Technology. He held his first exhibition in 1993 in Omdurman, Sudan, in one of its public libraries.
Artist Omar Kamal regards art as the only knowledge in the world in which the artist is always in a state of truth. Omar uses color in his work as a translation of life. He tells a story of a parallel world in which shapes, colors and vocabulary transcend so that the paintings depict life, truth, love and beauty. The subjects of his work are inspired from everyday life, such as religious ceremonies and rituals as well as weddings. The way Omar perceives art enables him to paint with impartiality and love.
Omar participated in more than 30 exhibitions, most of them were solo exhibitions. His work was displayed in Khartoum, Ethiopia, Kenya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the Sultanate of Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Germany. All these exhibitions were an attempt to document his testimony on the era, so he utilized every brushstroke and line to document his knowledge of life.
The works of Omar Kamal are acquired in many countries around the world, such as the USA, Australia, Canada, UAE, Egypt and Nigeria. Omar won several prizes, most notably were the Watercolor Prize at the College of Fine and Applied Arts in 1996 and the Kingdom's Artists Forum in Madinah in 2017.