Subversion of the classical image
Zoran Tosic Tosha a.k.a. ZT Tosha (1961) is a Dutch contemporary artist, curator and music producer.
Zoran Tosic Tosha is an established contemporary artist. ZT Tosha achieved worldwide recognition for his subversion of the classical image. Born in 1961, Zoran Tosic Tosha grew up during the 1980s and was inspired by the artistic atmosphere of the time.
Neo Geo and The Pictures Generation became prominent art movements during the decade, alongside Neo-Expressionism which became well-known in Germany, France and Italy (where it was known as Transavanguardia).Artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Jörg Immendorf, Enzo Cucchi, Francesco Clemente and Julian Schnabel were key artists of the era, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Kenny Scharf, who established the street art and graffiti movements.
All of ZT Tosha’s paintings are made in a multi-step process of representation. He starts with a blank canvas, adding gray aerial perspective, while constantly rotating the canvas. Then he pours or splashes paint directly from their tubes onto a horizontal surface (drip technique), enabling him to view and paint his canvases from all angles. Taking his color palette from the scene that he sees at that moment, he paints to replicate the look of the original scene. His hallmark “blur” is sometimes achieved with a hard smear made by an aggressive pull with a squeegee