Jan Tichy, Untitled, 2012, Silkscreen, 50 X 59.5, Edition of 99, 750 ILS (Unframed)
Working in photography, video, sound and sculpture, and with his virtuoso treatment of light and shadow, Jan Tichy uses video projection as a time-based source of light in complex installations. His works, tempered by his minimalist visual language, create physical and psychic spaces in which he explores hidden structures, concealed or discarded cultural elements, and latent political power.
In this special limited edition print, Tichy continues his investigation into the unseen by using high-contrast black and white, which emphasizes light as an indicator of presence and absence in space and time. The image depicts a satellite in flight against a night sky, attempting to grasp the great unknown; it also acts as a tool of surveillance and, ultimately, control.
Born in Prague in 1974, Jan Tichy moved to Israel in the mid-1990s. After studying at the Musrara School of Photography and the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, he moved to Chicago in 2007, where he earned an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Tichy has had solo exhibitions at the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv. He is represented by Richard Gray Gallery and his work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Magasin 3 Stockholm; the Museum of Bat Yam; and Spertus Museum, Chicago.