Tomas Jirku (b. 1979, Czech Republic)
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Tomas Jirku is an emerging Vancouver-based photographer who explores the backcountry of the surrounding mountains in search of its hidden secrets. He uses modern technology to explore beyond the limits of human vision, seeking to reveal the otherwise imperceivable energies that radiate from these pristine environments. Combining layers of perception, Tomas provides the viewer context for the reverie one experiences away from the human-made world, and an awareness of perspectives beyond those we take for granted.
Ontario College of Art and Design, 2003
2018 Looking Deeper, Artworks Gallery, Vancouver
2017 Revelations, Interurban Gallery, Vancouver
2017 Ciliate 9, 560, Vancouver
2015 Chicken Militia, Artdome, Vancouver
2015 Ciliate 7, Studio East, Vancouver
2013 Let There Be Light, Interurban Gallery, Vancouver
2018 Alpine Infrared Revelations, Canada Line Public Art Program—InTransit BC, King Edward Station, Vancouver
Fleischmann, Ariane: “Transit Just Got a Whole Lot More Visual”, Artslandia Magazine, April 2018
Smith, Janet: “Tomas Jirku’s Radiant Landscapes”, The Georgia Straight, February 2018
Van Veen, Tobias: “Disciples of Light and Shadow”, Pique Magazine, September 2016
Venker, Thomas: “The Secret Nature of Vancouver”, Kaput Magazin, October 2015
Works held in private collections in Canada, the United States, Guatemala, Germany, and France.