Tomas Libertiny

About This Project


Currently living and working in Rotterdam, through his art, Tomáš Libertíny continually explores the beauty and intelligence of nature as well as probing into the existential questions of the human mind.


Born in Slovakia in 1979, son of an architect and a historian, he studied at the Technical University Košice in Slovakia focusing on engineering and design. He was awarded George Soros’s Open Society Institute Scholarship to study at The University of Washington in Seattle, where he focused on painting and sculpture.

He continued his study at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava in painting and conceptual design. After receiving the prestigious Huygens Scholarship, he enrolled in the Masters program at the Design Academy Eindhoven where he received his MFA in 2006.


Libertiny’s fascination with the beauty and intelligence of nature fuels his work with timeless yet relatable emotions. The relationship between Man & Nature, both psychological and physical, serves as a constant source of inspiration. While embracing today’s advanced methods of design and latest technology to explore and realise his art the works are still marked by the hand of the artist. His use of industrial precision is merely ‘”a means to an end” which enables him to set-up conditions for controlled randomness.


His awareness of patterns and repetitions that surround us as well as mesmerising imperfections in nature are at the formal core of his drawings, paintings and sculptural work. Between the lines, he seeks to offer a hint of an answer to the probing existential questions.



  • MoMA, New York
  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
  • Cincinnati Art Museum
  • MUDAC, Lausanne
  • Henraux Foundation
  • Berengo Foundation
  • Corning Museum of Glass
  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • Lakeside Collection
  • MAD / Palais du Louvre, Paris

‘Marsyas’, 2022 | 59 x 59 x 205 cm

– natural beeswax, steel and plaster

‘Eternity 2 ( a.k.a. Nefertiti ), 2022 | 24 x 36 x 50 cm
72 x 72 x 180 cm ( including glass cabinet )

– natural beeswax, composite, wood, glass and metal

‘Barack Hussein Obama’, 2022 | 33 x 29 x 50 cm
50 x 50 x 100 cm ( including glass cabinet )

– natural beeswax, aluminium, glass, wood and PA

‘Hera’, 2022 | 32x40x50cm

– natural beeswax, composite, Corten steel, museum glass

‘Forest Goddess’, 2021 | 24 x 36 x 50 cm

– natural beeswax, composite and wood

Artist's website