David Tycho

DAVID

David Tycho was born in Vancouver, Canada, and later attended the University of

British Columbia, where he studied painting under renowned artist Gordon Smith.

After working through a number of Modernist styles, he arrived at his personal interpretation of figurative expressionism, which remained his focus until the late 1980s.

In 1990, after a four-year stay in Japan and Southeast Asia, David began working

through a number of abstract styles: from gestural, painterly expressionism, to hard-edged minimalism.

In 1995 Tycho began making frequent sojourns into North American wilderness

areas: from the austere deserts of the Southwest to the coastal rainforests of the Northwest. Forms and colors of the natural environment found their way onto his palette, and, in combination with intuitive aesthetic impulses, the resulting works were a synthesis of landscape painting and abstraction.

A return trip to Asia in 2011 rekindled David’s interest in Japan and Japanese art, and his Japan Series is informed and inspired by this. The paintings are more

figurative in nature, containing a number of recognizable Japanese themes and

motifs.

From 2012 to 2016, Tycho’s work took on a markedly urban look, inspired by the

paradoxical nature of large cities—environments that he interpreted as being alluring but at the same time alienating.

A return to landscape inspired painting in 2017 led to his Fire and Rain exhibition, a semi-abstracted account of a 9,000 km solo journey through western North America.

In 2018, David revisited figurative work, as he explored aspects of human identity,

gender and stereotyping.

2019 marked a return to abstract expressionism for Tycho, in an effort to visit previous themes and ideas with a revitalized approach to form, colour, and paint application.

David has exhibited his works in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Brussels,

Geneva, Singapore, Manila, Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, and his work is

collected worldwide.

In addition to painting, Tycho is an often-published writer of articles on art, social

issues and travel, and the winner of a Canadian Literary Award.

If you would like to get a full portfolio of this Artist, request a commission by him or purchase one of his original artworks, contact us at www.julialukha.com/contact or directly via email at art@julialukha.com

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Alpine Rhapsody

75cm x 90cm

Acrylic on canvas, 2018

Highway 190

90cm x 90cm

Acrylic on canvas, 2017

Forest Rhythms No. 3

75cm x 100cm

Acrylic on canvas, 2017

Urban Matrix No. 1

60cm x 75cm

Acrylic on canvas, 2015

New York Rhapsody

122cm x 122cm

Acrylic on canvas, 2018

Urban matrix No. 4

90cm x 120cm

Acrylic on canvas, 2015

Nightfall

75cm x 100cm

Acrylic on canvas, 2016

Station in black and blue

60cm x 90cm

Acrylic on canvas, 2017

Sidings

90cm x 120cm

Acrylic on canvas, 2016

City in red

60cm x 75cm

Acrylic on canvas, 2016

Configuration with black

150cm x 120cm

Acrylic on canvas, 1993

Steppe

150cm x 120cm

Acrylic on canvas, 2017

Primordial

150cm x 120cm

Acrylic on canvas, 1994

Urbania No. 15

75cm x 60cm

Acrylic on canvas, 2019


Storehouses No. 2

150cm x 120cm

Acrylic on canvas, 2017

Forest Rhythms No. 1

100cm x 75cm

Acrylic on canvas, 2017