Omar Hopkinson

Looking through the lens of art, “medium” refers to the substance an artist uses to
create. Taken literally, you visualize the various forms of lines, color, and shape as they
come to life. Beyond those tropes, an artist, a person, with substance brings value to the
world around them, creating something physically that has the power to connect and
evoke emotion.

Omar “Oms” Hopkinson was born in Toronto, Canada, and was inspired to create and
share his passion for art at a young age. As he’s matured through the years though, his
art has become the medium in which he inspires, draws the best out of his subjects, and
forms a bond which fosters connection. His authenticity and love for not only what he
does, but the people whom he serves, bleeds onto the canvas. Oms was raised by his
single mom, Patricia, and recognizing his own love for art pursued higher education as a
young adult, formally studying and obtaining degrees from both Ontario College of Art
and Design (OCAD) and Toronto School of Art (TSA). Drawing inspiration from Toronto’s
urban culture, Oms was an early navigator of Toronto’s hip hop scene as a creative
contributor and member of “The Circle”, a Toronto-based collective of artists including
names like Kardinal Offishall, Choclair, and Jully Black. He continued this journey and
became recognized as a live painter, creating art at various events and music festivals
such as Outdoor House Music Festival, House of Paint (Ottawa), Escapade Music
Festival, and more.

As his scope broadened, Oms has worked across other industries and organizations,
whether through his commissioned fashion projects with Footlocker, charitable work
with the United Way, or his community work as a Board Member for Arts Milton. Oms
reimagines what art means today, painting on all surfaces from canvas to found
materials with a clear understanding of color and its ability to evoke emotion. It’s
through his medium he intends to inspire, building on his substance and leaving a
positive impact.

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