Sculpture - Ceramiks - Painting
I was born in Sundsvall, Sweden in 1950. In 1969 I moved to Uppsala were I studied, married and started my professional career within health care.
In the middle of the 80s I began to study painting (oil). My paintings grow while working and they reflect past and present moods. Some years ago I discovered the clay as a stimulating mean of expression for sculpturing. Some of the sculptures derive from my imagination, some refer to personal meetings in life.
Since 1987 I am living in southern Sweden. Today in Limhamn, Malmö. I do the art work in my Studio in Limhamn. I have participated in several exhibitions throughout the years and I have got orders for specific objects from art associations and others. I am represented in different public places as well as a number of private art collectors.
PAINTING OF THE LONGING OF THE SOUL
In an old book about art I spotted Carl Kylbergs paintings, filled with longing. A huge sence of missing came over me.
I thought: where have they gone, those painters that showed the portrait of the soul`s search, the ones that were searching and expressing the need of THE SONG OF THE HEART. Then suddenly I ran across a series of paintings filled with this longing for the spiritual, the never ending voice of sadness and nostalgia That carries the traits of beauty is dream and warm life. The painters name is Yvonne Omdal. It is she has signed these paintings, it is she that shows me a way of painting that dares to be completely naked, searching and that often then not reaches the pain and beaty of poetry.
In a painting called STREAMS I see less of a landscape (even though it depicts a landscape) and more of skin, the delicate skin of one`s face or the sensitivety of one`s soul. What I meant. Yvonne Omdal might be attempting to paint the reality we see but her pictures more often map the inner condition if what we feel. As an artist that depicts the human beings as a lyrical condition (as in WANDERING), an artist that insists or is telling us in paintings after painting, or hints that there is SOMETHING BEHIND THE MOUNTAINS. That kind of painting (the kind that expresses the inner feelings) can never go out of style. Instead it is the sensitive, careful letter from one soul to another soul.
Then a short line about Yvonne Omdal`s sculpures.
She creates burlesque, humorous, loving figures, human beings, that in their naive aura touches my heart.
Sten Åke Stålnacke
Member of AICA (Art Critics Association)
Sollentunamässan in Stockholm Sweden
Art Expo, New York, USA
Fiere Di Reggio Emilia, Italy
Europe Art, Geneve, Switzerland