TOMAAS is a contemporary digital artist whose work combines photography, Crypto Art, animation, and other digital processes. Born in Hamburg, Germany, TOMAAS spent 18 years living and working in New York City before relocating to Paris in 2014, where he’s currently based.
TOMAAS creates visceral art that’s emotionally-charged. His work thus critiques the post-human zeitgeist of a society that’s increasingly dictated—and defined—by artificial intelligence and networked cultures.
Inspired by iconic surrealists such as Salvador Dali, Giorgio De Chirico, Eugène Delacroix and a background in fashion photography, TOMAAS has developed a unique visual language that breathes new life into the uncanny. His portraits are ethereal and romantic yet dystopian—overlaying aesthetic references such as Hollywood pin-ups and couture fashion with science fiction archetypes, like the cyborg, and symbols of speculative futures. In doing so, TOMAAS’s work confronts traditional notions of beauty and eroticism, while invoking post-internet philosophical and experimental concepts.
TOMAAS’s photography is in prestigious collections worldwide, such as the private collection of Higgin Kim in Korea. Mr. Kim sits on the Global Patrons Council (GPC) of Art Basel and is widely recognized as a leading collector of contemporary art.
In 2022, TOMAAS participated in a Crypto Art group exhibition in Downtown Dubai alongside famed artist Banksy. That same year he was also invited to show his Crypto Art at The Crypt Gallery in NYC which is hosted by The Dream Hotel Group. The space is renowned for displaying work from famous contemporary artists and has become a leading exhibition space in NYC for the art world’s newest collecting category.
In 2017, he was included in a group exhibition alongside acclaimed photographers David LaChapelle and Liu Bolin at the Royal Monceau Gallery in Paris, France. That same year he was invited to exhibit at the prestigious Venice Biennale. His work has been exhibited in New York City at several galleries and has been featured in numerous international publications, including: Vogue Italia, W Magazine, VS, Marie Claire, Elle, and Schoen, among others.
Crypto Art by TOMAAS is available via the leading and ultra-exclusive Crypto Art marketplace Superrare.
TOMAAS is also an official Ambassador for https://oceanic.global an NGO that inspires us to care deeply for the ocean and provides solutions to protect it.
TOMAAS is represented by the following Galleries:
Art Photo Expo www.artphotoexpo.com which has financed and produced exhibitions for the most famous contemporary photographers during Art Basel among others.
Vivendi Gallery https://www.artsy.net/galerie-vivendi
Artchives Gallery https://artchives.eu
New York City
For commercial assignments TOMAAS is represented in:
New York City
Robert Bacall Representatives, Inc., https://www.bacall.com
Nitrox Photographers Management https://www.nitrox.it
2022 Space, Downtown Dubai. Crypto Art group exhibition with Banksy
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2022 The Crypt Gallery NYC - Crypto Art group exhibition hosted by The Dream Hotel Group
2018 Art District Gallery” - Le Royal Monceau Raffles in Paris. Two month long group exhibition with David LaChapelle and Liu Bolin
2017 Inviation to showcase at the prominent Venice Biennale.
2013 Broadway Gallery, NYC
2013 Spacewomb Gallery, NYC
2012 A.O.F. Gallery, NYC
2011 SoHo Photo Gallery, NYC
2010 Taylor & Mackenzie Gallery Chelsea, NYC