Thomas Kast

Thomas Kast

Zurich, Switzerland

About Thomas Kast

Hi, everyone! I'm a fine artist and photographer based in Zurich, Switzerland. I hold a PhD in fine arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland, and MA in Graphic Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw. I spent big part of my life in Israel, where I taught graphic design, photography and illustration at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design and other Israeli colleges.

Artist statement (an excerpt): In my work I attempt to illustrate the condition of the present-day humanity in a form of a parable. Inspired by the hermetic art of the XV and XVI century, I frequently employ visual metaphor, that is closely related to the world we live in. The purportedly allegorical scenes containing various ambiguous symbols hold the key to unraveling the mystery of human condition, confined within the bounds of contemporary environment.

Education

PhD in applied arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Katowice, Poland

Exhibitions

2019
Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year, Olympia London, UK (group exhibition), Winner of the People category

2018
The 4th Bielsko-Biała Festival of Visual Arts, BWA Gallery (group exhibition)

2015 Reverberations, Kaminska & Stocker Gallery, Yverdon Les Bains, Switzerland
(solo exhibition shared with Paul Jenni)

2014 Salon d'Art Contemporain 2014, MAG Gallery, Montreux, Switzerland
(group exhibition, represented by Kaminska & Stocker Gallery)

2014 Nord Art 2014, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany (group exhibition)

2014 Visual Arts Festival in Bielsko-Biala, BWA Gallery, The Historical Museum, Bielsko-Biała, Poland (group exhibition)

2013 The Story of the Creative, SeeMe Exhibition Space, Long Island City, NY, USA (group show)

2013 Creatives Rising digital exhibition, SeeMe Exhibition Space, Long Island City, NY, USA (digital show)

2013 A Posteriori, PCK Gallery, Galeria Pod Trzynastką,
Pszczyna, Poland (solo exhibition)

2012 Triggered Reality, Na Solnym - Contemporary Art Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland (solo exhibition)

2011 DEKADY 1946-2011, ZPAP Nikiszowiec Gallery, Katowice, Poland (group exhibition) 2008Sub-Atomic, Gvanim Gallery,
Jerusalem, Israel (solo exhibition)

2003 Bezalel exhibition at the Arts and Science Centre, Jerusalem, Israel (group exhibition)

2002 Bezalel exhibition at the Arts and Science Centre, Jerusalem, Israel (group exhibition)