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Meet the Ambassador

TOMAAS

TOMAAS is a contemporary digital artist whose work combines NFTs, photography, 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 and Eugène Delacroix, 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. NFTs by TOMAAS are available via https://superrare.com/tomaas/creations. His work has already found a cult following among crypto enthusiasts as a provocateur within the digital art realm. TOMAAS has also exhibited widely in the traditional art world. 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. 3. Links to where people can find you (personal website, social media handles, etc) "

Ambassador Q&A

What inspires you to care deeply about the Ocean?

As an artist I feel it’s important to feel deeply connected to the world around us. This includes nature, people and all the non-humans that inhabit our planet. It’s a source of inspiration and a driving force that allows me to create. Oceans have often been the places where I felt most alive and that I associate beautiful memories all the way back to my childhood. They can cleanse us physically, emotionally, and spiritually and restore our well-being – all things that are important to live a creative and positive life.

How are you working to create a positive impact with your platform?

Creating art is not only a powerful way to connect with people but it can also inspire and motivate people to act. With my artworks I want to demonstrate new ideas, challenge old ones and inspire people to reflect for a moment on different themes that I am touching. Those range from over-consumption to women-empowerment to environmentalism.

If you could share one tip for protecting our blue planet, what would it be?

I would say start with yourself by reducing, reusing, and recycling.

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