Exhibition of the Czech painter Jan Tichý in Copenhagen
09.10.2009 / 10:06
An exhibition of paintings, drawings, graphics, ceramics and porcelain by the Czech artist Jan Tichý was opened at the Shambala Gallery in Copenhagen on 8 October 2009.
The exhibition was arranged by the Shambala Gallery in cooperation with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Copenhagen and Prague City Hall. The painter and teacher Jan Tichý grew up in the artistic family of the painter Karel Tichý in Kolín, Czech Republic. The holder of several prices by the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (AVU) was also awarded the Prize of the Highest Quality at the International Biennial of Drawing in Pilsen, Czech Republic, in 2002. The works by Jan Tichý can be seen in arts collections all over Europe. Nature and landscape have always been fundamental sources of his inspiration, especially the region of Central Bohemia, where he was born. Jan Tichý was exhibiting on his own or collective exhibitions in the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Israel, France, Sweden, Spain and Poland.
The opening was introduced by the Czech Ambassador Zdeněk Lyčka and the Director of the Shambala Gallery Libuše Müller. In his speech the ambassador talked about the broadness of the creative expression of Jan Tichý, who works with a range of materials – glass, porcelain, wood, enamel – as well as unusual artistic techniques. L. Müller, the holder of Gratias Agit award 2008, talked about the cooperation with the painter Jan Tichý that begun already in 2001 during the international art workshop ArtKontakt in Karlovy Vary. The opening was attended by diplomats, Czech expatriots and Danish guests.