Who is T.U.A.?
The answer is: Nobody knows. T.U.A. says -I am nobody- or -I am everyone-. We do not know anything about the place of birth or nationality, gender or the whereabouts of T.U.A. For years there have been various rumours that T.U.A. has been seen in Mexico, India, America or Germany. None of this can be proven. What we know is the total refusal to be part of the international art market. All projects of T.U.A. have been realized by unknown sponsors and all proceeds from sales are donated to various aid organizations.
For example the 5 meter picture -The Golden Bullets / Make Art not War- made of pure twenty centimeter thick gold which was auctioned for 30 million dollars to an unknown Sheik in Abu Dhabi. The 30 million dollars were donated to various charities.
One of the most spectacular installation in 2021 was the -Golden Cube- prayer stadion for stock market managers. The proceeds from the 50,000 dollar tickets were donated to various charities.
A controversial work of T.U.A. is the triptych - Red, Yellow, Black - which is also known as Blood, Gold and Feces. The rumours claim that the blood is from people killed by American drones. The gold for the picture is gold which the German Nazis have stolen from the jews. The feces were stolen by activists from various dictators. The 7-meter painting was auctioned off in secret. The auction price was donated to various homeless aid organizations. In Germany the work caused outrage because it contained the colors of the German flag.
Another larger project was in 2018 -Babel City- built from gold bars. -Babel City-was dismantled as quickly as it was built. The gold from which the city was built was made available to refugees from different countries so that they could start a new life.
The T.U.A. project -Spiritual Pictures- in the gallery Black and Goldsmith in Rome in 2019. All large-format golden framed pictures of this exhibition have the same title -When you are enlightened you will see the picture-.In the same exhibition were also 7 golden framed mirrors with the title-Know yourself/You are the problem-
In America were massive protests by Trump supporters against The T.U.A. project- The Golden Welcome Gate- on the border of Mexico.
In 2019, at Galerie Bunker in Vienna,T.U.A. exhibited ten black boxes that opened for a minute and showed a work of art when the visitor inserted a 50 euro bill into a slot.The exhibition was called -Art makes Money/Money makes Art/The artist has to eat-
The nightmare box is an installation by T.U.A. in the H.O.P.E. Gallery in Barcelona from 2017, in which the visitor can enter virtual reality with a VR HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY. The interactive three-dimensional space has the name -HELL- and contains various demons from Buddhism, Christianity, etc. In this installation not only the eye and the ear are addressed, but also the sense of touch. The demons can hit, bite, suck and sting the visitor. Only one person could enter the room at a time. The installation had to be closed on the first day because the visitors became hysterical or almost had a nervous breakdown.
Another installation was in the same year in Basel -There is no time/The black sphere- in which the visitor could lay in a completely dark spheric space for 45 minutes. In the room, the visitor heard a deep, infinitely constant tone. Only one person could enter the room at a time. Many visitors felt refreshed and relaxed after exiting the room
In Tokyo, T.U.A. 2021 showed in the gallery -Movement - twelve 150cm high screens connected to a computer system. On the left side the viewer could see his beautiful idealised face, on the right side he could see his face as an ugly grimace, as a monster. The exhibition was called -The beauty and the beast-.
In the summer of 2024 the plan is to set up -The white sphere/Talk with god- for three months in the Hedwigs Cathedral in Berlin. In this installation, T.U.A. and his team are using AI, artificial intelligence. Here, too, only one visitor can be present in the room for 45 minutes at a time. The inside is white and very brightly indirectly lit. In the middle is a white chair which turns very slowly. If the visitor takes a seat on the chair, he can ask god questions for 45 minutes. The questions will be answered by God. The dialog will be streamed life.
In 2021,T.U.A. began the realization process of the -Art Teleporter-, which makes it possible to exchange a work of art for a certain period of time or to let a work of art appear at a different location. For example the Mona Lisa in Louvre was exchanged for 5 minutes. Some art critics are of the opinion that this is an attack on the international art market. Various courts are dealing with the -Art Teleporter- project. There are some rumors that secret services have tried to get the -Art Teleporter- into their possession. Fortunately, T.U.A. and his team have escaped so far. The last news from T.U.A. and his team came from the Himalayas. Despite all the dangers and difficulties, we thank T.U.A. for contacting us and making it possible for us to use the -Art Teleporter- for some research.
IN ONLY ONE WEEK IN JANUARY 2022 THE 8000 OF 2 T.U.A. T SHIRTS WERE SOLD OUT IN HILTMARKET. EACH FOR 250 EURO. THE MONEY WENT INTO SEVERAL EDUCATION PROJECTS IN AFRICA.
AMERICA, GERMANY, CHINA, JAPAN, ENGLAND, FRANCE, FINLAND. INSTALLATION OF SCULPTURES IN THE SHAPE OF POLAR BEARS MADE OF ICE. VARIOUS ART CRITICS CONSIDERED THIS PROJECT AGAINST THE CLIMATE CHANGE TO BE ALMOST TOO BEAUTIFUL.
T.U.A. REPLIED TO THE CRITICS -ARE WE NOT ALL SITTING ON THE SOFA AND WATCHING THE BEAUTY OF THIS WORLD BEING DESTROYED?-
More than 99 percent of all artists have no opportunity to be represented in the international art market. Their estate is mostly unsecured. Security for art is tied today to money. The reality is, that for this reason many works of art disappear forever in the garbage dump of history.
T.U.A. is exhibiting 20 gold-plated hard drives in the Black Box Gallery in Manhattan on which the life's work and the biography of 20 unknown artists are stored.
A diamond was made from some cremated works of art and the ashes of the cremated artist. The diamond is attached on the outside of the hard drive.
Furthermore, it is planned to secure the various life works of artists at the internet on the webpage -THE ART ARC- for historical reasons for the future and to make them accessible for cultural studies.
T,U.A. Series of Portraits-Believe me-/Oil paintings in black and white/ 2022/ Gallery Rosendahl/Amsterdam
DIGITAL FINGER PAINTING -THE EXPECTATION/AT THE THRESHOLD- SOLD FOR 850.000 US DOLLAR. THE MONEY
WAS DONATED TO SERERAL AID ORGANISATIONS IN AFRICA.
T.U.A. OIL PAINTING 160X104CM 2022 -GOD ACCUSED BEFORE THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE THAT HIS CREATION IS TOO CRUEL- SOLD FOR 120 000 US DOLLAR BY THE MIDAS GALLERY IN ROME.THE MONEY WAS DONATED TO SEVERAL AID ORGANISATIONS.
T.U.A. OIL PAINTING/GOLD LEAF AND FAECES 200X120CM 2022 - THE RICH AND THE POOR- ON AUCTION FOR 450 000 DOLLAR IN SAMUELS AUCTION ENTERPRISE.
T.U.A. OIL PAINTING 195X95CM 2022 -TRIPTYCH/LEFT AND RIDE SIDE-WHAT WE DO- CENTER-WHAT WE SHOULD DO-
-Column of blood- Plastic / Colored liquid, Kiev 2023. So far 8828 civilian casualties in the Ukrainian war. Each human contains about 5 liters of blood, depending on their size. 5x8828 liters are 44840 liters. The column of blood is replenished every month according to the number of victims.
THE BUDDHA DEVICE measures:
the quantity and quality of meditation
the quantity and quality of yoga exercises
the quantity and quality of breathing exercises
the quantity and quality of food-vegan-non vegan-meat
The highest number of points that can be achieved on the day are 100 points. The amount of point of all users of the BUDDHA DEVICE are shown at the -Become a Buddha-webpage- The user with the highest points in one year becomes the BUDDHA of the year.
Will be released in 2024 in Asia by T.U.A. and Doctor Wong Tong