Fred Tomaselli is active/lives in New York, California. Fred Tomaselli is known for assemblage, botanic abstraction on wood, collage.
Biography Fred Tomaselli
A Brooklyn-based artist, Fred Tomaselli is known for large, optical paintings that
incorporate substances such as blotter acid, Percodan, Nuprin and
He first emerged as an artist from the underground
punk-rock scene in Los Angeles in the late 1970s. He came from a
drug culture and has transposed the symbolism into his paintings, which
he refers to as "eye candy." His goal is to make paintings that do
things to your mind.
Tomaselli paints on wooden panels, layering
his surfaces with collaged elements that include a range of over-the
counter medicines and hallucinogenic pills, to pot leaves or medicinal
herbs. These materials, which are carefully arranged in various
patterns that often spiral and
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