Born in Slovakia in 1979, Tomáš Libertíny studied at the Technical University Košice in Slovakia focusing on engineering and design. He was awarded George Soros’s Open Society Institute Scholarship to study at The University of Washington in Seattle, where he explored painting and sculpture. He continued his study at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava in painting and conceptual design. After receiving the prestigious Huygens Scholarship, he enrolled in the Masters program at the Design Academy Eindhoven where he received his MFA in 2006. Founded in 2007 in Rotterdam, Studio Libertiny explores the relationship between nature and technology. The results are conceptual and physical strategies in design and construction of sculptural objects and installations. Here have been created among others the famous Honeycomb Vases, where the designer involves real bees in the manufacturing process, and the Paper Vases.
Tomáš Libertíny has participated in many personal and group exhibitions held in institutions and venues such as the Venice Art & Architecture Biennial, Victoria & Albert Museum, the MOMA New York, Holon Design Museum, Bozar Brussels, Espace Fondation EDF, Beirut Exhibition Center, MARTa Herford, MAC’s Grand Hornu. His work is also displayed in several prestigious permanent collections, amongst others at MoMA New York, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Cincinnati Art Museum, MUDAC, Kunsthal in Lausanne, Corning Museum of Glass, Rotterdam… Spazio Nobile organized his first solo show exhibition (10 years of studio practice) in Spring-Summer 2017, Season V Chronosophia.
The Bluescapes is an ongoing series of works on paper and wood anchored (but not limited to) in the use of BiC ink medium and the power of its unique blue hue. Tomáš Libertíny is constantly inspired by nature and its intricate power to communicate with our senses. The artist revisits the concept of landscape paintings trying to extract the essence of the experience of being overwhelmed by space and nature’s territory. There is an omnipresent sense of peace as well as a rewarding fresh melancholia. These works on paper present both abstract and figurative direction in this attempt.