fred tomaselli born in Santa Monica in 1956, is a contemporary American artist, best known for his collage pieces using unusual tools and materials to make abstract environments. he uses resin-coated paintings on wood panel with layers photo cuts put into spiral shapes, often beside drugs and such. the end results being hectic imagery influenced by freds own existence such as events like the AIDS crisis. he is very well known, and his works have been shown in the 2004 Whitney Biennial and exhibitions at the Corcoran Art Gallery in Washington, D.C, Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, and White Cube in London. He now lives in new york.