is one of the most fascinating examples of multidisciplinary creation
in the nineties. Since its birth in 1991, the group has put the
skills of its eight founding members (writers, musicians, graphic
designers and artists) in the service of a common project: the
development of a new aesthetics, bold and audacious, for the 21st
The works of this collective based in London's Soho district establish
a link between modern gallery art and commercial design. During
these ten years Tomato has made publicity for press/print and
TV (Sony, Nike, Levis, MTV), record covers and videoclips, title
credits for movies (Trainspotting, The Beach) and architecture
and interior design. But they also create art installations for
museums and exhibitions, interactive art, short films and animation
The most popular of their projects is, without doubt, the recognized
techno band Underworld.
Their songs, videos and motion graphics for concerts are the work
of members of this collective that has conceived a different way
of approaching contemporary creation, which has influenced in
a crucial way a whole new generations of artists.
works have been exhibited in art festivals such as onedotzero,
Resfest or the Venice Biennial. They have published three books
compiling the best of their career ('Mmm Skyscraper I Love You',
'Process', 'Bareback'), and their work has been the subject of
articles in magazines such as Wired, I.D, Wallpaper, The Face
o Ray Gun.
originally published in ArtFutura's 2001 catalog.