Austrian (St. Stefan, 1935)
Much of Oman’s art addresses the plight of the ethnic minority of Carinthian Slovenes
in Austria, where their language and customs are threatened by the German-speaking
and oriented majority. Educated in Vienna at the University of Applied Arts and in
Ljubljana, Slovenia, Oman is a painter, sculptor, printmaker and creator of public
art installations. His recent public art consists of the disappearing Slovenian place
names of the Carinthian region cast in metal.