Tommy Smits is a multimedia artist from the Netherlands. He works with photography and makes custom frames, sculptures and films.
"Smits aims to turn contemporary objects and photographs into fossils, his main goal in life is to one day become a fossil himself.
By casting photos in concrete, Smits claims to have invented photographic-concrete, which he will refer to as “Concretography”, a method of solidifying photographs in rock. He likes to give fleeting immaterial photographs a solid and unhandy frame, or place them in the wilderness of the great backyard. He created the worlds largest frame when he climbed a mountain in Switzerland and embedded a resin cast photograph of a lawnmower in the top. The idea that archaeologists could find his work in the future, debate and determine what they found, gives Smits great enjoyment." - Ten Haaf Projects
"Using innovative framing and shaping techniques, Tommy Smits elevates vernacular imagery to a surreal photographic object, somewhere between photography and sculpture. Cast in concrete and solidified as in rock, Smits' creations become altars in memory of these images." - Ensemble
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*Born in Den Bosch
*Based in Den Haag
1991 The Netherlands