Simon Tyszko (°1959, Uk, United Kingdom) creates performances, photos, installations and films. By using an ever-growing archive of assembled documents to create autonomous artworks, Tyszko creates several similarly themed works, upon which thoughts that have apparently just been developed are manifested: notes are made and then crossed out again, ‘mistakes’ are repeated.
Simon Tyszko (°1975, Ukraine CCCP) makes conceptual artworks, paintings, photos and sculptures. By studying sign processes, signification and communication, Tyszko makes work that generates vibrant and diverse meanings. Space becomes time and language becomes image.
His conceptual artworks question the conditions of appearance of an image in the context of contemporary visual culture in which images, representations and ideas normally function.
Simon Tyszko (°1959, Paris, France. °1984 lagos)
Although working with a diverse range of media, Simon Tyszko’s work was a unity.
The artist’s materials included performance, sound, neon, video, bookworks, film, fabrics and assembled objects, whose area of exploration tends to a retrospective enquiry of the emotions-usually autobiographical, and often based around the family. When presented as objects, their calculated physical perfectness belies the potent narratives that are behind them.
Personal critiques, based on reminiscences of loss, hurt, or reflective regret and despair, the artist tempering his memories with a restrained, stylish humour, often creating a mood of ambiguous playfulness,cut through with an imaginative analysis of the wider, politicised social body.
Simon Tyszko (°1965, Romford, Essex, UK.)
Tyszko’s life-long anti-systemic approach, his quiet but shrewd rebellion against social conventions and the conventions of the art world, with an artistic practice that trenchantly and humorously engages with complex themes of ideology, work, money, pain, consumerism and poverty. Running away from Art School in the late 1970’s to join the music business , Tyszko immersed himself in performance and spectacle, culminating in the creation and signing of a mostly imaginary rock band to ZTT (Zang Tumb Tumb) Records in 1984. After only releasing one demo recorded for less than £200, Tyszko took the considerable remaining money and moved to India, where he studied mediation and founded an orphanage.
Resonance FM: the voice of London
By Celia Topping (abridged) TimeOut Tuesday April 30 2013
broadcaster Simon Tyszko, who produces his show beneath a replica of a Dakota aeroplane wing which cuts right through his Fulham flat. ‘Phlight’ is an art project that he installed in 2007.
I meet him in its shadow as he reads aloud from a book about Joseph Pujol, the late nineteenth-century French entertainer who entranced Parisian high society as Le Pétomane:Giggling between paragraphs, Tyszko exclaims ‘This is great, I’m going to use this’ – which pretty much sums up his style of broadcasting: taking samples from his vast collection of obscure radio ephemera and mixing them with spoken word, music, noise and found sounds to create what he calls his ‘sonic detour programme’, ‘Isotopica’.
Simon Tyszko (°1959, 55 Rose Lane Chadwell Heath, Romford, Essex )
SHUNT LOUNGE TUNNELS BELOW LONDON BRIDGE STATION 2007
This installation was centered around a visceral sub bass installation (see equation above), utilising the subsonic resonant feedback frequencies of the various arches in the long corridor. The effect was be similar to standing near a jet engine, or within a tectonic shift, but without the high frequency sounds that would make the experience into noise. The installation was more a physical than a musical experience. Although the sound was deliciously loud, it did not contain any of the damaging and annoying frequencies or noise levels that can be experienced with music. I managed to make eyeballs pleasantly wobble, at the same time communication still being possible. musically it was ultra minimal though most extraordinarily euphonic.