Klara Kristalova

Born 1967
Hometown Prague, Czech Republic
Lives and Works Norrtälje, Sweden
Education
Kungliga Konsthögskolan, Stockholm, Sweden, 1994

Working primarily in ceramics, the artist Klara Kristalova brings to life characters that seem to have emerged from the fabric of fairytales and mythology—a half-man, half-donkey, for instance, or a woman sprouting tree branches from her arms. Beneath the initial veneer of childlike innocence, however, is an undertone of something more sinister, due in part to the incomplete narratives Kristalova presents us. Why is this blindfolded woman in tears, one must ask, or why is that man submerged in a pool of water? Ominous parts of the story remain untold in Kristalova's work, and her muted color choices—flesh tones are used sparingly—give her characters a somewhat ghoulish appearance.

Kristalova's art has been featured in many international exhibitions, including shows at the Kunstvereniging Diepenheim in The Netherlands (2010), the 11th Fellbach Small Sculpture Triennial in Germany (2010), the Brugge Central in Belgium (2010), SITE Santa Fe (2009), and the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm (1997).

Klara Kristalova Gallery Art

Galleries

Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY
Alison Jacques Gallery, London, England
Galleri Magnus Karlsson, Stockholm, Sweden
Galerie Perrotin, Paris, France

Permanent Collection

The Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, Sweden
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Sweden
Norrköpings Konstmuseum, Norrköping, Sweden
Västerås Konstmuseum, Västerås, Sweden
Bror Hjorts Hus, Uppsala, Sweden
Skövde Konstmuseum, Skövde, Sweden
Norrtälje Kommun, Norrtälje, Sweden
Sundsvalls Konstmuseum, Sundsvall, Sweden
Statens Konstråd /The Public Art Council, Stockholm, Sweden

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