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Fred Tomaselli

 (born 1956)
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 "speed."

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   ...  Displaying 750 of 1424 characters.

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