Cut Apple, 2021

Kristina Bukovcakova

Acrylic on canvas

110x110 cm

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Artwork description

Set against swathes of luscious green pasture and a cloudy sky, an apple that has been split in two lies defeated on the ground. The skin of the golden apple is dotted with patches of exposed flesh, perhaps at the hands of a little creature or through natural decay. The cross-section of the apple is represented in beautiful, soft pinks and yellow with hints of purple and blue. The core of the fruit is arranged with implied human facial features in what appears as a scrunched-up nose, eyes, and open mouth. A ruff of yellow surrounds these features, like a frilled neck lizard. Underneath the apple is ombré layers of soil where the surreal colours give a sense of the mythical ecosystem that exists below the surface. Tunnel structures run through the ground, appearing hollow and ominous, making the viewer question whether this apple will plant seeds or purely disintegrate into nothing. This piece prompts the viewer to pause for reflection on humanity’s impact on the natural world. 

Kristina Bukovcakova

Kristina Bukovcakova is a Slovakian artist working and living in Bratislava, Slovakia.  

She studied the Academy of Arts in Bánska Bystrica first, and then she completed her Master’s degree at the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague. She only works in painting medium, which often results in large-scale abstract paintings with a recognizable natural element. In her work, Bukovcakova meanly deals with the relationship of man and nature. Her main subject of matter is landscape, environment, humanity. She is concerned about global environmental problems such as climate change while bound to a romanticized idea of our nature. Her paintings become expressive depictions of her emotions, feelings, and anxieties associated with global environmental problems. 

Exhibition history: 

Solo shows:

 

2020- Shared Areas of Silence, Turčianska Gallery, Martina

2020- Why dream when you just have to watch, Basta, Bardejov

2019- Angry flora, Sumec Gallery, Bratislava

2019-Kristína Bukovčáková, Galerie Nola, Náchod, Czech Republic 2019-Yesterday karma, Dot Contemporary Art Gallery, Bratislava 2018- Unfortunately, who wants to be seen, Industra gallery, Brno

2017- With closed eyes, Liptovská galéria Petra M. Bohúňa, Liptovský Mikuláš 2017- The Room, DSC Gallery, Prague

2017- Apocalypse of Beauty, Dot Contemporary Art Gallery, Bratislava

2016- Be a Great Monster, Nástupište 1-12, Topoľčany

Group shows:

2020- Artrooms Moravany - 41st Symposium, Moravany nad Váhom 2019- Festival of Fine Arts, Hořice, Czech Republic

2019-Pet Store, Pragovka Gallery, Prague

2018- More than 30 ..., Zoya Museum, Modra

2017- in Banská Bystrica, 1435mm / Žižkov Freight Station, Prague 2017- MDŽ -Painting of Today's Women, White & Weiss Gallery, Bratislava 2016- 10 years of painting, Gallerie d Italia, Milan, Italy

2016- So far, Dot Contemporary Art Gallery, Bratislava

2016- VUB Foundation, Painting of the Year, Nedbalka Gallery, Bratislava

2016- Exhibition of the Decade 2006-2015, East Slovak Gallery, Košice 2015- VUB Foundation, Painting of the Year, Nedbalka Gallery, Bratislava

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