Timotheus Tomicek is an Austrian artist whose work utilizes techniques on the leading edge of technology. Tomicek is interested in how we fit into the world, how our unique experiences, emotions, and thoughts come together to form a whole. The diversity of Tomicek’s media expands his approach to this expansive topic as videos, still photographs, sculptures, and paintings, are hung side by side. At the center of his installations are videos composed from thousands of still photographs, threaded together to create subtle video-like movement that is uncanny and unnatural, an entirely unique and innovative technique. He installs traditional c-prints, videos, and installation works around these videos to create a haphazard environment, emphasizing the difference between movement and stillness and playing with our perceptions and expectations for the familiar.
Tomicek lives and works in Vienna. He studied photography, film, and visual art in Vienna and earned his Masters Degree from the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien. His work has been exhibited throughout Europe, including a solo exhibition at C/O Editions in Berlin. He was a Celeste Prize Finalist in Italy in 2012, a 2010 Finalist for the Arte Laguna Prize, Venice, Italy, and received the 15th Welde Art Prize in Photography in 2009. Following his successful solo project at Volta New York 2012, Tomicek was reviewed in Artinfo, The New York Examiner, The Huffington Post, Hamptons Art Hub, FAD, and CollabCubed.