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Open: July 3—August 18, Wed—Thu 14—18

Tommy Cash

Conceptual artist Tommy Cash (b. 1991, Tallinn) is known for his depiction of contemporary life through a lens of a generation born in the transitional period between the collapse of the USSR and its imaginary and the global triumph of neoliberal capitalism. He works in different mediums, including music, video, photo installation, sculpture, painting, ready-made and merchandise.

Tommy has reached hundreds of millions of people worldwide with his distinctive visual style, absurdist imagery and depraved sense of humour. Still, there’s much more to him than shock, irony and comedy. Addressing the lost generation of intermission in history, he uncovers and makes visible the aesthetics of ideological hauntology. He fills the work with references to the seemingly dead past, which reappears in the present and significantly influences how we imagine our futures. His methods of arriving at these difficult theory questions might seem crude but are honest and raw. Cash uses his platform to confront uncomfortable prejudices and champion inclusivity, sexual freedom, and body positivity - depriving those issues of ideological veneer of ownership by particular political groups. His radically democratic and horizontal attitude to processing the nowness transgresses national, spatial and temporal borders and categories. As a creative of transdisciplinary nature, he operates on the broad horizon of visual culture - which covers art, design and fashion. 

Cash often plays with pop cultural icons, symbols, and his own body image. The rich and colourful visual language that runs through Cash’s works is often sight-specific; sound and lighting play an essential role in his presentations. Tommy Cash’s project 'Nukerashka' was presented at "Rayon Jouets" exhibition at Hangar Y, Meudon (2024) and at Paris Internationale (2022), his joint exhibition with fashion designer Rick Owens “The Pure and The Damned” was staged at KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn (2019); he also recently collaborated with Maison Martin Margiela and Adidas.

Selected works

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Nukerashka (sculpture)

prototype for fiberglass sculpture 150×180×120cm 2022

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Nukerashka

3d sketch for a life size sculpture 2022

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Let's Keep Playing

3d sketch for a life size sculpture 2022

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Nukerashka (hoodie)

300 g/m² organic ring spun combed cotton (85%) and recycled polyester (15%), DTF print, embroidery, sizes M, L 2022

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Rabbit

metal structure, blue styrofoam, surfacer, paint 154×71×45cm 2019

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Wolf

metal structure, blue styrofoam, surfacer, paint 250×160×115cm 2019

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Graffity Castle

Readymade 2019

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Hotwheels

Readymade 2019

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Demon

custom-made crutches, metal, fibre 2019

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200 000 000 (Sperm by Tommy)

2019

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Tommy Cash × Maison Margiela Maison Margiela Loafers

Bread, logos 10×26×10cm 2019

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Tangled Earbuds

oversized earbuds 120×40×120cm 2019

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Tommy Cash × Rick Owens × James Kerr / Scorpion Dagger Mona Lisa

Video, sound 2019

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Nose

Papier-mâché 90×65×5cm 2021

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Testosterone Tyrone

Oil painting on canvas based on 3D-drawing 43×74cm 2019

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Quality Time

Oil painting on canvas based on 3D-drawing 84×143cm 2019

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Tommy Cash × Scott Laufer The Horses

Oil, canvas 155×118cm 2019

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Pampers

Oil painting on canvas based on 3D-drawing 2019

Gallery Exhibitions

Other Exhibitions

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