Klara Kristalova, ‘Master’, 2018, Sculpture, Glaced stoneware, Galleri Magnus Karlsson
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Klara Kristalova

Master, 2018

Glaced stoneware
31 1/2 × 13 × 13 4/5 in
80 × 33 × 35 cm
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€20,000 - 30,000
Location
Stockholm
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About the work
Klara Kristalova
Czech, b. 1967
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Klara Kristalova’s uncanny sculptures in bronze, ceramic, plaster and wood portray adolescent girls and boys, often marked with exaggerated features or transforming into flora or animals, that call to mind old folk tales, gothic novels, childhood fantasies, dreams, and nightmares. Although rooted in the decorative and craft tradition of 18th-century Meissen porcelain figurines, Kristalova twists this age-old technique by manipulating the glazes so that they often run and bleed into each other, the figures’ iridescent surfaces becoming more painterly than sculpted. Displayed in old wooden cabinets, or seated on child-sized beds and high chairs, Kristalova’s works evoke 18th and 19th-century Wunderkammer or Cabinet of Curiosities, creating a surreal micro-world in which viewers are invited to dwell.

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Klara Kristalova
Czech, b. 1967
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Klara Kristalova’s uncanny sculptures in bronze, ceramic, plaster and wood portray adolescent girls and boys, often marked with exaggerated features or transforming into flora or animals, that call to mind old folk tales, gothic novels, childhood fantasies, dreams, and nightmares. Although rooted in the decorative and craft tradition of 18th-century Meissen porcelain figurines, Kristalova twists this age-old technique by manipulating the glazes so that they often run and bleed into each other, the figures’ iridescent surfaces becoming more painterly than sculpted. Displayed in old wooden cabinets, or seated on child-sized beds and high chairs, Kristalova’s works evoke 18th and 19th-century Wunderkammer or Cabinet of Curiosities, creating a surreal micro-world in which viewers are invited to dwell.

Klara Kristalova

Master, 2018

Glaced stoneware
31 1/2 × 13 × 13 4/5 in
80 × 33 × 35 cm
.
€20,000 - 30,000
Location
Stockholm
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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