TOMAAS, born in Hamburg, Germany, is a visual artist working primarily in the medium of photography. After having lived in New York City for 18 years his studio atelier is based in Paris Montmartre since 2014.
Taking part in the post-photography movement TOMAAS is known for creating surreal and emotionally compelling artworks often with a painterly quality that are dramatic, ethereal and vibrant.
Inspired by great representatives of surrealism and romanticism such as Salvador Dali, Giorgio De Chirico and Eugène Delacroix, he uses exquisite photo manipulation and conceptual ideas to create iconic images with intricate and emotive nature often rerouting visual culture.
TOMAAS likes to dislocate his work from conventional structures by infusing fine art and cultural analysis into his projects. He produces images that not only stand on their own as story-filled works of beauty, but also thrive as alternative perspectives in our contemporary moment.
An alchemist behind the lens, TOMAAS transforms ordinary objects into objects d’art that are timeless and artistically inspiring. Ranging from bursts of acid-bright colors that exude a palpable eroticism to images of otherworldly innocence and mystery turning his subjects into living sculptures of experimental beauty.
His artworks have been published in numerous international publications such as Vogue Italia, W Magazine, VS, Marie Claire, Elle, Schoen.
TOMAAS artworks have been exhibited in several New York galleries. In 2018 he participated in a two-month-long group exhibition with David LaChapelle and Liu Bolin at the prestigious “Art District Gallery” - Le Royal Monceau Raffles in Paris.
Also in 2017, he was invited to showcase at the prominent Venice Biennale.
TOMAAS is represented by:
Art Photo Expo www.artphotoexpo.com which has financed and produced exhibitions for the most famous contemporary photographers during Art Basel among others.
Art+Commerce/Vogue Italia - the largest global photo agency based in New York.
Eleart Art Advisory Company- Paris/Luxembourg
Art Priori GbR - Art Advisory Company, Germany
For commercial assignments TOMAAS is represented by:
Robert Bacall Representatives, Inc., New York City
Nitrox Photographers Management, Milan