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Stone sculpture, "Give If You Can - Take If You Have To", Palolem, India, 2008

Jacek Tylicki (born in 1951 in Sopot, Poland) is an artist who settled in New York City in 1982. Tylicki works in the field of Land art, Installation, and Site-specific art. His conceptual art projects often raise social and environmental issues.

QuotesEdit

  • The Universe is the greatest piece of art
    • Catalogue to exhibition in Gallery 38 - Copenhagen, 1976, as cited in: Leszek Brogowski & Dorota Czerner (transl.). Jacek Tylicki: Art and Artworks. 2014
  • Avoiding all control, I spread out sheets of white paper or canvas in the nature. For some time they stay in the grass, in the rushes of river, in the meadows or among the rocks. Nature registers its presence, covering the surface of the paper with colors, forms and tracks. This process is controlled by a number of agents; such as space and time, substance and causality. It is governed by nature's intensity. It does not, depend on man's interference. Nature is the greatest and most admirable creator, and unlike logic it doesn't fail. The artist obligation is not to shape - handicraft, but to understand the riddles of reality. In such conception of Art there lies, as in the Universe itself, an immense richness, and a countless variety of forms.
    • Catalogue to exhibition in Gallery 38 - Copenhagen, 1976, as cited in: Leszek Brogowski & Dorota Czerner (transl.). Jacek Tylicki: Art and Artworks. 2014
  • Art happens all the time, everywhere. All we have to do is to keep our minds open.
    • Jacek Tylicki, in "Les Krantz," The New York Art Review, 1988.
  • For a chicken the most beautiful is chicken.
    • Commentary on the 1987 project entitled "Chicken & Art", cited in: Leszek Brogowski. "Jacek Tylicki and the new ethos of Art," in Projekt Visual Art Magazine, nr. 202-203, 1995
  • Give If You Can - Take If You Have To.
    • Inscription on sculpture by Jacek Tylicki. Palolem, India, 2008. Published on cover of book: "Jacek Tylicki: Art and Artworks", 2014, ISBN 9780985369231
  • The art here does not exist to define conversations or generate dogma, it is here to open up conversations.
    • In Catalogue introduction to Dublin Biennial, 2012

Quotes about Jacek TylickiEdit

  • Art originating in the countercultural tradition - a tradition which became epoch-making - introduced some new specific values into the cultural fabric, values to which the creative activity of Jacek Tylicki refers closely. Through his art, Tylicki lays a stress upon personal experience bearing witness to artistic truth; he searches on his own account for an authenticity and a fullness of existence in its relation to Nature, to other human beings, as well as to himself; and maintains a critical suspiciousness towards the ethical and political models of Western society.
    • Leszek Brogowski. "Jacek Tylicki and the new ethos of Art," in Projekt Visual Art Magazine, nr. 202-203, 1995

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