Besides his extensive oeuvre of paintings and drawings, Valentin Oman’s work in the public sphere and his work in relation to architecture is always his central concern. His major theme is the Conditio Humana in contemporary society. For the project “Dolmetschkabinen”, Oman has expanded his media with a written map and thus portrayed the cultural environment.
South wing, Auditorium A, West side
Valentin Oman: Interpreter cabins, 2002
Exterior view of the interpreter cabins embellished with Slovenian place names
Kunst am Bau 2002
Valentin Oman was born in St. Stefan near Villach in 1935. From 1958 to 1962 he studied at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna with Hilda Schmid-Jesser, master class for painting and completed a special course in printmaking with Riko Debenjak in Ljubljana in 1963. Oman lives and works as freelance artist in Vienna and Carinthia. In 1995 he was honored with the honorary doctorate of the University of Klagenfurt. He is holder of the Cross of Honour for Science and Art 1st class as well as a member of the Slovenian Academy of Science and Art.