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.
He is known for creating surreal and emotionally compelling artworks often with a painterly quality that are dramatic, ethereal, frequently haunting and always vibrant in their color choices.
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 that often challenge the current visual culture.
His artworks have been published in numerous international publications such as Vogue Italia, W Magazine, VS, Marie Claire, Elle, Schoen etc.
TOMAAS artworks have been exhibited in several New York galleries. In 2017 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, France. In 2017 he had been invited to showcase his work at the world-famous Venice Biennale.