Gideon Tomaschoff is active/lives in Ontario / Canada. Gideon Tomaschoff is known for abstract.
Biography Gideon Tomaschoff
Gideon Tomaschoff was born in Israel and traveled extensively through Mexico, Cuba and Brazil before settling in Toronto. Educated in Beersheba as a mechanical engineer, he returned to school in Toronto to study painting at the Ontario College of Art in 1993.
In his travels through Central and South America, Gideon saw buildings that had been battered and stained by the elements, and by human use over time. The stone and adobe walls of the colonial town of Oaxana, Mexico, for instance, are painted with different colours layer upon layer. As time wears away the surface of a particular area, bright colours become muted, blue reveals a patch of ochre, or red paint reveals the soft bricky pink beneath its surface. Inadvertant collages bl
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