Tomer is a visual artist who now lives and works here in Los Angeles. He chats to us about arriving in Hollywood after a South American trip, and falling in love with L.A!
What brought you to LA?
I came here to visit family as part of a stop in a big trip to South America. I wasn't planning to stay at all but one thing led to another and I fell in love with the city and its people.
What is the biggest misconception about you?
I think people assume that I'm tough, maybe because of the tattoos and some of my art is dark as well. I'm pretty sensitive actually.
"My 3 children and my wife give me hope; I want them to be better versions of myself."
If you weren't an artist, what would you be doing?
I would be a talent manager. I love working with artists, I like the process of discovering someone and growing them to star level.
What gives you hope?
My 3 children and my wife give me hope; I want them to be better versions of myself. I'm very self motivated, I have goals that I work on daily and that gives me hope. I work for what I want and I know its only a matter of time till I reach it.
What was the last show you binge watched?
I usually watch movies and shows that my friends make, so I binged on 'The Spy' that my friend Gidi Raff created. The idea of being someone else, a character other than yourself for a bigger cause, in this case: the cause of saving lives, fascinates me and gives me a lot of inspiration.
Who do you look up to in the industry?
David LaChapelle and Gottfried Helnwein. These guys are just so talented. I watch their work and see a different story every time. It affects me differently every time as well.
What is something people don't know about you, but you wish they did?
I am a partner in Morse Artists. We represent musicians and bands. I started connecting musicians and artists, and interesting projects came out. I then joined my good friend Sharona Nomdar in Morse Artists. My role is more behind the scenes and I bring my creativity and skills to the management and visual side of the business.
What can people expect from you in 2020?
I'm represented by the respected galleriest Giancarlo Pedrazzini in his gallery Fabbrica Eos in Milan, Italy. I'm planning to take my latest portrait series called Incomplete nationally and internationally. I will be working on more private portrait commissions and murals across LA. Stay tuned.