London based artist Martin Tomsky creates illustrative, relief pieces built up from layers of laser cut, stained plywood. These range in size and shape from very small items of jewellery to much larger, bespoke artworks. Each piece is hand assembled to create an organic object that bridges the gap between craft, illustration and sculpture.
Martin grew up in South London as the youngest of seven children. His childhood was spent surrounded by books – relics from his parents’ past as Czech publishers and book smugglers. Amidst the chaos of his large family, Martin’s drawing habit grew unchecked until it developed into a full blown addiction. Since graduating from Camberwell College of Arts, Martin has translated his art from the page to the physical by creating intricate works of art which are both decorative and narrative. Though he is no longer a compulsive doodler he is still frequently distracted by events that didn’t happen in places that don’t exist.