Tomas Jirku   (b. 1979, Czech Republic)
tomas@tomasjirku.com   |   604.831.1440

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.

 

Education
Ontario College of Art and Design, 2003

 

Exhibitions
Solo
2018  Looking Deeper, Artworks Gallery, Vancouver
2017  Revelations, Interurban Gallery, Vancouver
Group
2017  Ciliate 9, 560, Vancouver
2015  Chicken Militia, Artdome, Vancouver

2015  Ciliate 7, Studio East, Vancouver
2013  Let There Be Light, Interurban Gallery, Vancouver

 

Commissions
2018  Alpine Infrared Revelations, Canada Line Public Art Program—InTransit BC, King Edward Station, Vancouver

 

Bibliography
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

 

Collections
Works held in private collections in Canada, the United States, Guatemala, Germany, and France.