Curator: Meital Manor
Born in Afula, Israel in 1978, Tomashov lives and works in his home town Afula. He received his B.Arch. with distinct honors from the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion Institute of Technology. Tomashov was part of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design faculty, and currently instructs and lectures at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion.
Tomashov injects his critical architectural and environmental background to his works in various media (sketch, draft, collage, relief, model, installation, painting and mixed media) and offers a symbolic and instant comparison between the process of building and destruction. He creates mesmerizing images portraying the ‘esthetics of destruction’, evoking thought and criticism of existence, esthetics and annihilation. Tomashov’s working thesis is the contrast between sight and experience, the Pandora Effect, which is heightened in post disaster or conflict zones. Tomashov’s imagery is drawn from these scenes, as are reflected in the media, literature and popular culture.
Tomashov has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and art fairs in Israel and abroad.
His works are part of private and public collections, museums and galleries worldwide.
Tomashov has been the recipient of various prizes and awards ; Arieh and Eldar Sharon Award, “Seeds of Israeli Architecture”, David Azrieli Award; Reiskin Award for academic achievements and architectural design, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion - ITT