Subversion of the classical image

Known by his stage name ZT Tosha, a Dutch contemporary artist

ZT Tosha grew up during the 1980s and was influenced by the artistic atmosphere of that time. Several art movements emerged during this decade, including Neo-Geo and The Pictures Generation, as well as Neo-Expressionism, which became prominent in Germany, France, and Italy (as Transavanguardia). Along with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Kenny Scharf, other key artists of the era included Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente, and Julian Schnabe

ZT Tosha


ZT Tosha is a multimedia artist whose works include painting, digital art, performance and video. He has developed his own distinctive style, combining elements from classical art, surrealism, and pop art.


He is best known for his vibrant, often surrealistic works which often mix cultural references and symbols to create a unique visual language. His work is often inspired by his own experiences, which often explore themes of identity, memory, emotion displacement and migration.


In his art, ZT Tosha explores the intersections between technology, culture, and the human body. His work incorporates elements of classical art, surrealism, and pop art, often blurring the boundaries between the traditional and the digital. He also uses a variety of digital media to create his art, such as 3D rendering, video art, and digital photography. Through his art, he invites the viewer to explore the ‘unseen’, the hybrid worlds of technology and the human body, and the possibilities of digital media art.


Throughout the years, ZT Tosha has become an internationally renowned contemporary artist. and his works are now showcased in some of the most prestigious galleries and museums in the world. Today, ZT Tosha lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and continues to paint and create new works of art. His work continues to capture the attention of art lovers everywhere, and his pieces can be found in private collections around the world. He is an inspiration to many young aspiring artists, and his legacy will live on for many years to come. ZT Tosha, was born in 1961 in the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Tosha's paintings, drawings and sculptures often depict the human figure in surrealist and abstract compositions. Tosha's artistic practice is heavily based on his own experiences, making the autobiographical elements of his work intensely personal. He often utilizes bold colour palettes and intricate compositions to create vibrant and captivating pieces. His work has been described as a “visual diary” that reflects his “personal journeys”.

Sound Sculptures

While studying at the Academy, Tosha began to incorporate sounds into some of his works. His sound sculptures were recognized as acute and original by the organizers of “Yugoslavian documents ‘89”. ZT Tosha's “Sound Sculptures” artwork emphasizes sound resonators, some of the combinations of vibrating elements, energizing agents and modulating devices in his painting motifs at the time were contemporary scenes, which placed him close to both Abstract Painting and copies of Modern Master paintings.