Studio Visit #002 – Omar Zingaro Bhatia
All Photography // Blank Inside
Born on a cold night in 1986, it was clear that Omar was a special child. Between the years of 1994-97 Omar lived on the edge of the Great Rift Valley mountain range in darkest Africa, the geographical jewel that is Tanzania. After a time lost in the Great British educational system, it became apparent that Omar’s only chance was art school. In the winter of 2007 he was exchanged and went to live in Transylvania (Romania) because he thought it would look good on paper. Painstakingly and with much controversy he graduated from art school in 2009 and his show entitled ‘Omar’s Spuriosity Shop’ was met with wide acclaim. By the time Omar had graduated, 7 of his tutors had invested in his work. Omar travels around with his briefcase which holds his portfolio and other essential documents. He always appears on time and in full Sabbath attire.