Magika, 2020

Kristina Bukovcakova

Acrylics on canvas

155 x 165 cm 

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Artwork description

An ominous and uninviting bed of roots twist and turn around each other in a tangle of dark purples and greys in the foreground. Contrasting against this is an area of bright greens and hints of yellow that provide a backdrop for two identical flowers that appear to be of the lily family. Their dark orange centres are rendered in minute scientific detail with each pod of pollen carefully outlined, while the lilac lip of the flower gently opens up to reveal the centre. They are placed on a horizontal axis as if we are looking at a mirror image. This central imagery of the tangled roots and the flowers are grouped together by an outline that exposes a further receded background of lyncean covered rocks that the viewer can just see at the edge of the canvas. Bukovcakova represents the complexity and wonder of the natural world that we know is struggling to survive in the face of our climatically challenged 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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