Skip to content


Jakub Tomáš lives and works in the Czech Republic. He works mostly in a large scale, with enigmatic figures engaged in fictional rituals or bizarre relationships. Backgrounds suggest bland Communist-era buildings or flattened mockups of trees and landscapes. His heads veer from black marble Greco-Roman heads, to rudimentary masks with cut out eyes and mouths, to cartoonish hoods on top of anatomically accurate bodies. We sense a desire to capture a real scene or event, and a simultaneous disregard to adhere to only one interpretation. The strategies and quotations that Tomáš magically mixes all seem to play together; as in a dream where we don’t question how people jump across time and place which, in our awakened state, would not make sense.