Artist Tommy Cash (b. 1991, Tallinn) is known for his depiction of contemporary life through a lens of a generation born between the collapse of the USSR and arrival of capitalism as we know it. He works in different mediums including music videos, photo installations, sculpture, painting, ready-made and merchandise.
Tommy has reached hundreds of millions from all over the world with his distinctive visual style, absurdist imagery and depraved sense of humour, but there’s much more to him than shock comedy. Though his methods might seem crude, Cash uses his platform to confront uncomfortable prejudices and to champion inclusivity, sexual freedom, and body positivity.
His works often play with images of pop cultural icons, symbols and his own body. The rich and colourful visual language that runs through Cash’s works is often sight-specific; sound and lighting play an important role in his presentations. Tommy Cash’s exhibition with fashion designer Rick Owens “The Pure and The Damned” was presented at KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn (2019).