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Tomas Schats (Eindhoven, The Netherlands 1976)
Study: Academy of Fine Arts, Den Bosch 1997-2001
Tomas Schats makes clear line animations and drawings from which everything superfluous has been omitted.
They are miniatures created in pencil and displayed against a blindingly clean and white background.
The narratives he tells are layered and occasionally take unexpected turns. Tomas Schats says himself:
'In their minimal linearity, these animations resemble cartoons but they are, in their simplicity, more lyrical
and more ambiguous, wry, but nevertheless light-footed. They are based on reality, but transcend it is a subtle manner.
They tell stories about humankind, with all its possibilities and limitations.