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Ongoing exibition in Východočeská galerie in Pardubice

In Východočeská galerie in Pardubice is currently exibition with name "Co je nahoře, je i dole". Exibiton will be running until 10th April 2016.

There will also be commented tour with O. Tichý and Ivan Neumann 15th March 2016 at 17:00.

New exibitions in Hranice na Moravě, Kroměříž and Brussels

From 15.5. to 25.6. there is exibition in Hranice na Moravě, you can find more on hranet.cz

Next exibiton is in Kroměříž located in Orlovna. It's open from 29.6.

You can find my paintings also in Prague house in Brussels and that is from 3.6. until end of June. More info at prague-house.eu

Exibition from last year in GHMP

Exibition of my work during last year takes place in GHMP - Colloredo Mansfeldský palác, Karlova 1 Praha 1 during 31.10.2014 - 15.2.2015. You can find out more information at www.artalk.cz, ceskapozice.lidovky.cz or www.kulturaok-eu.cz

Malování

Gallery

Exibitions

Separate exhibitions

Obrazy, Kulturní středisko Blatiny, Praha 6
Obrazy, Galerie 14, Lausanne, Švýcarsko
Obrazy (s J. Ambrůzem a P. Župníkem), galerie U Řečických, Praha
Obrazy, Galerie tr, Dorsten, Německo
Obrazy (s T. Švédou a F. Hodonským), klášter Plasy u Plzně
Obrazy, Kunstraum Lorra & Giese, Marl, Německo
Obrazy, Státní galerie výtvarného umění v Náchodě
Obrazy (s J. Boreckým), Galerie Lucina, Tábor
Obrazy, Státní galerie ve Zlíně, foyer Městského divadla ve Zlíně
Venkovský fundament, Galerie Via Art, Praha
Obrazy, Galerie Dijkstra, Waalwijk, Nizozemsko
Okno do tebe, Galerie Via Art, Praha
Obrazy (s L. Sorokáčem, plastiky), Investiční a poštovní banka, Praha
Obrazy, Galerie Mag, Jablonec nad Nisou
Obrazy z roku 1996 (s J. Ambrůzem, socha, dřevo), Státní zámek Kačina
Pro domo mea, Galerie Via Art, Praha
Obrazy (s J. Ambrůzem, socha, sklo), Státní zámek Kačina
Obrazy, Galerie Dijkstra, Antverpy, Belgie
Obrazy a objekty, Státní galerie Františka Drtikola, Příbram
Já a ty, obrazy, Galerie Václava Špály, Praha
Obrazy a objekty, retrospektiva, Krajská galerie výtvarného umění ve Zlíně, Dům umění ve Zlíně
Obrazy, Galerie Dijkstra, Antverpy, Belgie
Obrazy (s M. Kotrbou), Galerie Kartografie, Praha
Jedním tahem nízko nad zemí, obrazy, galerie Magna, Ostrava
Obrazy (s M. Kotrbou), Galerie Kartografie, Praha
Obrazy (s P. Župníkem), Schnirchův dům, Praha
Obrazy (s M. Kotrbou), Galerie Kartografie, Praha
„Ten oka mžik“, obrazy, Galerie J. Jílka, Šumperk
Obrazy, Galerie Dijkstra, Antverpy, Belgie
Obrazy, Galerie J. Jeneweina, Kutná Hora
Obrazy, Kulturní dům Střelnice, Galerie na půdě, Vrchlabí
Obrazy (s P. Bestou), Galerie xxl, Louny
Obrazy, galerie crears, Rožnov pod Radhoštěm
Obrazy (s Theo Niermeijerem, sochy), Galerie Dijkstra, Antverpy, Belgie
Obrazy, Galerie z ruky, Křížovice u Nedvědic
V labyrintu cesta, obrazy, divadlo Komedie, Praha
Obrazy, Slovácké muzeum Uherské Hradiště
Galerie umění Karlovy Vary - Jedním tahem těsně nad zemí
Galerie hlavního města Prahy - Žiju sám ve zdejších lesích
Výstavní síň Synagoga Hranice na Moravě - Malby, kresby
Prague house Brusel
Kroměříž Orlovna
Galerie Dorka Domažlice
Východočeská galerie v Pardubicích - Co je nahoře , je i dole
Divadlo Kalich
Galerie 4MAT Tábor
Galerie Morzin, Vrchlabí
Galerie CREARS Rožnov pod Radhoštěm
Galerie Via Art Praha

Participation in collective exhibitions

Konfrontace V., Svárov
Konfrontace VI., Praha-Vysočany
IV. bienále tvorby mladých výtvarníků Jihomoravského kraje, Dům umění města Brna
5 + 3, Lidový dům, Praha
Rockfest, Palác kultury, Praha
V. bienále tvorby mladých výtvarníků Jihomoravského kraje, Dům umění města Brna
Malba a plastika mladých, Holešovická tržnice, Praha
Pocta Jindřichu Chalupeckému, Městská knihovna, Praha
Skupina Most, Galerie mladých, Praha
Skupina Most, Open haven museum, Amsterdam, Nizozemsko
22. Festival evropské malby, Cagnes sur Mer, Francie
Skupina Most, galerie uluv, Praha
Středoevropská galerie a nakladatelství, Karolinum, Praha
Česká a slovenská generace osmdesátých let, pavilon h, Výstaviště Brno, (repríza v sng Bratislava)
54. členská výstava s. v. u. Mánes, výstavní síň Mánesa, Praha
Přírůstky uměleckých sbírek ng 1989–1992, ng Praha
Oirschot, Kunst kijkhuis Koestraat, Nizozemsko
Letní setkání členů s. v. u. Mánes, Semily
České výtvarné umění, státní zámek, Litomyšl
Devadesátá léta, Státní galerie Zlín, Dům umění ve Zlíně
I. nový zlínský salon, Státní galerie Zlín
České kulturní centrum, Londýn, Anglie
Výstava absolventů supš v Uherském Hradišti, Galerie Slováckého muzea, Uherské Hradiště
II. nový zlínský salon, Státní galerie Zlín
Broomhill, Anglie, Major Czech Exhibition Part of the North Devon Festival Broomhill art Hotel
III. nový zlínský salon, Krajská galerie výtvarného umění ve Zlíně
Typický obraz, výstavní síň Mánesa, Praha
IV. nový zlínský salon, Krajská galerie výtvarného umění ve Zlíně
Typický obraz, Nová síň, Praha
České současné umění, prostory mezinárodního letiště Praha-Ruzyně
V. nový zlínský salon, Krajská galerie výtvarného umění ve Zlíně
Zlínský okruh II. — práce na papíře a s papírem, gvu Havlíčkův Brod
Reclusus — znovu spolu, galerie Orlovna, Kroměříž
Mikulovské výtvarné symposium (together with V.Bláha, S.Diviš, P.Veselý, J.Pištěk and A.Popaja)
Mikulovské výtvarné symposium (tigether with M.Axmann, L.Filipský, M.Čada, V. Franz and P.Župnik)
Memento Tiziani - Kroměříž, Galerie Orlovna a Arcibiskupský zámek
Strom - pocta Jindřichu Průchovi - Uherské Hradiště ,galerie Slováckého muzea
Nová galerie Praha - Řeč Místa
GHMP Praha - Nová díla ve sbírkách GHMP
Galerie výtvarného umění v Chebu - Diplomové práce na AVU 1969 - 1989

Texts

Ševeček, Ludvík: Painting as a means for essential communication
Not published text, 1988, author archive

Neumann, Ivan: Deep in the Forest
Lidová demokracie, 1988

R. M. Rilke - Autumn Day

Biography

Oldřich Tichý was born on September 15, 1959 in Zlín, where he lived until 1980. His personality and art were shaped by his large and harmonious family, and also by stays at his grandparents’ in Tichov, near Valašské Klobouky. That contact with rural Moravia, and with the lives of the people there, who at that time were still living in close harmony with nature, had a great influence on the future artist, in whom the creative spirit was already awakening, and later that was powerfully reflected in his work.

Tichý attended The Secondary School of Applied Art in Uherské Hradiště, where he learnt the basics of various art techniques, and began to take more notice of general spiritual and social trends associated with art. In that respect, his meeting with the painter Zdeněk Matyáš during his first year at the school was influential.

After finishing secondary school, and before being accepted by the Academy of Fine Arts, Oldřich Tichý worked in a psychiatric hospital in Kroměříž as an art therapist. His first important paintings date from that time, and from the period immediately following it. They are, for the most part, expressively powerful works in the style of Rouault, displaying a preoccupation with and inspiration from extreme mental states.

Tichý studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, under Professor František Jiroudek. However, Tichý’s work diverged substantially from the style of his professor, and of other professors at the Academy. In essence he continued to develop his work from the preceding two years. In those largely figurative compositions, and in his new still lifes, he evidently abandoned his more or less intuitive and expressive style and focused on imaginative paintings, based on more rational principles of composition. In spring 1986, he took part in the 5th Confrontation Exhibition by the youngest generation of artists in Svárov.

An important period in Tichý’s life and work. His imaginative works, largely still lifes, began to approach metaphysical painting in their use of colour, form and composition, and in their overall atmosphere, although his style remained to some extent expressionist. Subsequently — after finishing his military service in 1987 — he concentrated on art again, and in 1988 the first compositions typical of his work began to appear, drawing on cultural and natural artefacts, with a multilayered symbolism in the powerful emotions and bizarre elements in the abstract surfaces of his paintings. An important role, in terms of the later development of his work, was also played by his decision to settle in a farmhouse in Dojetřice, near Sázava following the birth of his son. At that time he painted one of his key works, I Live Alone in the Woods Here. In October 1988 the first solo exhibition of his work was held at the Blatiny Arts Centre in Prague, with a catalogue that included an essay by Ivona Raimanová. In 1988 he became a member of the Mánes Association of Fine Artists. However, being part of an association was alien to him, and several years later he withdrew from Mánes.

In spring 1989 Oldřich Tichý, Tomáš Rossí, Ladislav Sorokáč, Lenka Vilhelmová and Petr Župník founded the Most (Bridge) group, and all exhibitions by the group included Tichý’s work.

In 1990 Tichý established regular contact with other countries, and a number of exhibitions of his work were held in Switzerland, Germany, France and the Netherlands, at which a substantial number of paintings found their way into various collections, especially private ones. His visits to other countries allowed him to become better acquainted with developments in art in the west, and with classic works of modern art. Thanks to the National Gallery’s bold exhibition programme in the 1980s in Prague, he had already had an opportunity to see and admire the great Spanish painters (especially Antoni Tàpies and Antonio Saura), and he was now able to learn more about other figures in world art. The French painters Georges Rouault and Jean Dubuffet made a considerable impression on him. That discovery of the work of major European artists was also a source of support for his own art: his inventiveness become more relaxed, and his paintings made greater use of colour, and were more self-assured. He painted many important compositions.

Tichý won a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in New York. The grant allowed him to focus on his work more systematically, freeing him from material cares. He produced a number of objects in his studio in Dojetřice, which in some sense confirmed his earlier work, and anticipated his subsequent painting.

Paintings such as Window and Window into You indicated a certain shift in the ideas behind Tichý’s paintings, when he began to concentrate more than ever on painting itself. That was apparent in new and more profound psychological themes in his compositions (Behind You, 1999), and in his use of the surface and space of a painting, which was now free of all ties with an illusory reality. Now it was just space, or imaginary and pictorial spaces.

A major exhibition of Tichý’s work was held at the Václav Špála Gallery in Prague, titled Me and You, accompanied by his largest exhibition catalogue to date, with extensive reproductions, essays by Ivan Neumann and Jana Šálková, and an interview with Oldřich Tichý by the exhibition’s curator, Radan Wagner.

In recent years the paintings that have come out of Oldřich Tichý’s studio display a remarkable organic unity with all of his previous work, and explore the subject of the inner (spiritual) and outer worlds. They include his traditional robust, symbolic forms or “individualities” (Lying, 2004), but also compositions that evoke the abstract, the reality of the dynamics of life, multiplicity, eternity and the openness of natural and human existence (Sea, My Geometry, both 2006), or a confrontation between both aspects (A Path in the Labyrinth, 2001–2006).