Tomma Abts is active/lives in England, Germany. Tomma Abts is known for Neo-Expressionist painting, abstraction.
Biography Tomma Abts
Tomma Abts (born 1967) is a German-born abstract painter who won the Turner Prize* in 2006. Abts was born in Kiel in Germany and currently lives and works in London, England. Abts works in acrylic and oil, often building up her designs from repetitive geometrical elements. Her style can be classified as abstract, but also in opposition to Germany's Neo-Expressionist* figurative painting.
None of her paintings are representational. There are no references to nature, the world or any other theme. The abstraction in her paintings is supported by the lack of detail and an over all retro feel. The paintings do not follow the traditional rules of abstract art though. They involve complex shapes that are layered and woven in different ways
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