As a professional fine artist based in Kuala Lumpur, Dani Omar is always looking for the next opportunity to translate life experiences into art. Since 2014, he has led a life fully devoted to the arts. Beginning his journey to pursue his career, Dani holds a Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from UiTM Shah Alam. He is a talented artist with a meticulous approach to its aesthetics and has made a strong and positive impression with his detailed paintings of Songket.
His work forms an emotional memoir bringing physical form to the internal images constructed by the traditional fabric Songket, creating realistic images, and incorporating intentional folded structures and motives from the fabric to form a narrative. His style encompasses elements of still life and its contrast between light and shadows to convey lightness through its folds.
His artwork revolves around Malaysia’s cultural heritage merging with the artist’s past memories. Culture is what keeps him grounded, true to himself and his past, revealing who he is as an artist. His artworks focus on fabrics and textiles. Those represent best the heritage that is brought forward through generations. His style encompasses the elements of still life, highlighting the movement of the fabric.