Jacek Tylicki

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Stone sculpture, Give If You Can - Take If You Have To, Palolem, India, 2008
Natural Art, Number 183,
(Created by nature), on the ground of the old forest, South Sweden, 17/08 - 29/08 1976, 47,5 x 35.5 cm
365 days, One photograph a day of a tree, Lund, Sweden, Jan 1 - Dec 31, 1979
Mananchira, Calicut, India

Jacek Tylicki (born 1951 in Sopot, Poland) is a Polish artist who settled in New York City in 1982. Tylicki works in the field of land art, installation art, and site-specific art. His conceptual projects often raise social and environmental issues.

Works[edit]

Starting in 1973, Tylicki began sending sheets of canvas or paper into the wind, rivers, or forests and leaving them for a long while in a natural environment, thus forcing upon nature an attitude previously reserved to the artist: the creation of forms. The project is often called natural art.

In the years 1974–1990, he initiated the idea of an anonymous artist by issuing a periodical called Anonymous Artists where artists could present their art without revealing their own names.

In 1985 he created an installation called Chicken Art. Tylicki transformed the Now Gallery in Manhattan to a hen house in which live chickens watched realistic paintings of chickens, chicks and roosters hanging on the gallery walls. Tylicki declared:

For a chicken the most beautiful is chicken.[1]

Another installation was the Free Art, where Tylicki invited well-known artists, including Mark Kostabi and Rodney Greenblat, to give away their art to the public for free. Video and photography play an important role in his work as a record of its elusiveness and transience.

Exhibitions[edit]

  • 2016 – Land Art Mongolia Bienalle, Gobi desert, Mongolia
  • 2015 – Mananchira, Calicut, India
  • 2014 – Phillips (auctioneers), London
  • 2014 – Bonhams, London
  • 2013 – Museum of Contemporary Art in Kraków (MOCAK), Poland
  • 2012 – Dublin Biennial, Ireland
  • 2012 – Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2012 – Natural Art Book, Brookyn Art Library
  • 2011 – Welcome to My Park in Your Park, Land Art Festiwal, Torun, Poland
  • 2002 – SFINKS, Sopot Poland
  • 1995 – U Gallery, New York, NY (solo show)
  • 1994 – Akademie Der Kunste, Berlin, Germany
  • 1993 – Foundation SFINKS, Sopot Poland
  • 1988 – Limelight, New York, NY
  • 1987 – Free Art, Now Gallery, New York, NY (solo show)
  • 1987 – Binghamton University Gallery, Binghamton, NY
  • 1986 – Attack, Fashion Moda Gallery, New York, NY (solo show)
  • 1986 – Fusion Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1986 – Artifacts Gallery, Miami, FL
  • 1986 – No-Se-No Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1986 – Sculpture Garden, New York, NY
  • 1985 – Chicken Art, Now Gallery, New York, NY (solo show)
  • 1985 – 8BC Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1985 – Nite Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1984 – Now Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1984 – Avenue B Gallery, New York, NY
  • 1982 – Club 57, New York, NY (solo show)
  • 1982 – ARTEDER International, Bilbao, Spain
  • 1981 – New Avantgarde, BWA, Sopot, Poland
  • 1980 – Galerie Kanal 2, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo show)
  • 1980 – Galeria BWA, Sopot, Poland (solo show)
  • 1980 – Experimental Environment II, Living Art Museum, Iceland
  • 1980 – Galerie Sudurgata 7, Reykjavik, Iceland (solo show)
  • 1979 – Gallery 38, Copenhagen, Denmark (solo show)
  • 1979 – Galeria Sien Gdanska, Gdansk, Poland (solo show)
  • 1979 – Galerie St. Petri, Lund, Sweden (solo show)
  • 1979 – Galeria Akumulatory 2, Poznan, Poland (solo show)
  • 1979 – Galerie Sudurgata 7, Reykjavik, Iceland (solo show)
  • 1979 – EXEN, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1979 – Nordic Experimental Art Festival, Iceland
  • 1977 – Galerie Brass, Malmo, Sweden
  • 1976 – Gallerie Porten, Lund, Sweden (solo show)
  • 1976 – BTJ Gallery, Lund, Sweden (solo show)
  • 1976 – Galeriet, Lund, Sweden

References[edit]

  1. ^ Commentary on the 1987 project entitled "Chicken & Art", cited in: Leszek Brogowski. "Jacek Tylicki and the new ethos of Art," in Projekt Visual Art Magazine, nr. 202-203, 1995

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