Tomer Peretz has been mesmerizing people around the world with his artwork since he was a young boy growing up in Jerusalem. During a trip to South America in 2004, a propitious request from a hotel for him to paint a wall propelled his passion for art beyond a hobby. The stunning portrait he created of Jim Morrison spanned 9 feet and was not only an incredible replica, but a window into his soul.
Tomer's incorporation of warm colors, and his use of oil and acrylic paints, has an astonishing effect in bringing out the distinctiveness of his subjects. Tomer has received many private portrait commissions for celebrities across the world. Tomer’s style has often been compared to the great Pop Artist, Andy Warhol, because of his use of art as commentary on society and culture. Using a variety of media, including oil and acrylic painting, photography, and furniture design, Peretz expresses his unique and contemporary point of view. His breadth of work spans contemporary art, pop art, religious art, portraiture, and animation. Peretz has an appreciation for both the realistic and the abstract.
In the past five years, Tomer’s artwork has been featured in over 40 exhibitions throughout Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Israel. His paintings have been viewed at clubs from Hollywood (Avalon , Vanguard, Kress , Music Box and Remedy Lounge) to Tel Aviv (Bet Haitonaim and The Breakfast Club). His paintings have been displayed at H Studio and Apel Design, and his furniture design has been showcased at the Very Venice Gallery.
A passionate philanthropist, Tomer was a featured artist at the Hollywood “Love Cures Cancer” benefit, where he donated his paintings in support of their cause. In Tel Aviv, Tomer hosted an art show attended by over 500 guests, including prominent celebrities, raising funds and generating press for “Giving Hope,” an important charity that supports children with cancer.
Peretz currently resides in California, where he is working on “Different Face,” an art show composed of a documentary film, large scale paintings and photographs, inspired by his time in the Israeli military. This exhibition expresses Tomer’s personal experience of the very controversial conflict in the Middle East.
“I'm not trying to save the world, or to say who is right, I just want to show the other side of the story that has never been seen before.”