Meet the Artists and Icons

For the duration of the festival, ToFF also declared the winners of this year’s Rising Artists Opposition, which boasted each global contest winners and other contributors.

The intent of this contest is twofold: to inspire artists to share their erotic function and to elevate the discipline of erotic art by fulfilling some of the ideal examples. The contest is open up to any artist apart from for past winners of the contest, or artists who are by now selling erotic work commercially.

The 8 internationally renowned creators who judged the 2020 competitors are Jonathan Anderson, style designer Seth Bogart, artist and musician Nao Bustamante, artist Matt Lambert, filmmaker and photographer Felipe Meres, artist, winner 2014 Tom of Finland Rising Artist Grand Prize Silvia Prada, artist Martín Sorrondeguy, artist, photographer, and musician and Russell Tovey, actor and Robert Diament, gallerist, cohosts of Discuss Artwork.

The Tom of Finland Grand Prize and the Dean Cameron Multiple Figure Award went to Mr. Gruts of New Zealand. He will get an authentic Tom of Finland preparatory drawing as a prize.

Mr. Gruts (New Zealand), State Club, 2020, graphite on watercolor paper, 11.70″ x 16.50″ (Graphic at still left has been edited for articles.)

“I am overjoyed to listen to that my piece has gained both equally the Dean Cameron Award and the total Tom of Finland Grand Prize. This is a pivotal encouragement in my profession in erotic arts and I am grateful to have been selected.”