Tomaž Tomažin (1971, Ljubljana, Slovenia) graduated from Sculpture at the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts (2000), where he also finished his postgraduate studies in New Media and Sculpture (2004). He presented his work in numerous solo exhibitions (Month of Photography, Sokolski dom, 2010; P74 Centre and Gallery, Celje Art Salon, 2007; Gallery A+A, Venice, 2006, etc.) and group exhibitions (Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art 2009; International Biennial of Graphic Arts, MGLC Ljubljana, 2008, Slovenian Art 1995−2005, Museum of Modern Art, etc.).
Typical for Tomažin’s works is the manipulation of the visual, while the artist’s purpose is primarily focused on stimulating reflections on the identity of the individual in contemporary society. In his work, he frequently uses his image to addresses the viewer with questions of identification and identity, while the meaning behind his work is the manipulation of the visible. By combining elements of specific locations, attributes of national identity, superheroes with his image, he creates psychological tensions between the spaces and the protagonists he depicts building fragmented tales. The added symbols and identities form absurd situations that add humour to his projects and allude to capitalist values of being everywhere, visible, efficient in all roles, to be everything and all in one person.