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Kukula
Israeli, b. 1980

Kukula was born in a relatively isolated village about an hour north of Tel Aviv. Her few neighbors were mostly retirees, many of them Holocaust survivors. As a result her childhood imagination was nourished by equal parts princess fantasies and World War II horror stories. Thus the attempt to reconcile real life horror with fantasy life sweetness emerges as an almost constant theme in her work.

After receiving her degree in illustration in 2003 from Vital-Shenkar in 2003, Kukula moved to the the US where she lives now.

Kukula’s paintings center on feminine, doll-like figures, often surrounded by objects with sometimes clear, sometimes obscure symbolic meaning. The work registers the influences of both classical European art forms and contemporary pop culture. In her figures’ poses Kukula recalls classical portraiture, yet the style is manifestly modern and pop-influenced. Kukula’s compositions thereby disclose her personal struggles as mediated by a rich multi-cultural heritage.

Selected exhibitions
2020
5 Years of HavenHaven Gallery
Kukula, Dear DiaryHaven Gallery
2019
MOTHER & CHILDDorothy Circus Gallery
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Kukula
Israeli, b. 1980

"Odette" print, 2017

Giclee on Rives BFK paper
20 × 16 in
50.8 × 40.6 cm
Edition of 50
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$450
Location
Northport
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Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Frame
Not included
Kukula
Israeli, b. 1980

Kukula was born in a relatively isolated village about an hour north of Tel Aviv. Her few neighbors were mostly retirees, many of them Holocaust survivors. As a result her childhood imagination was nourished by equal parts princess fantasies and World War II horror stories. Thus the attempt to reconcile real life horror with fantasy life sweetness emerges as an almost constant theme in her work.

After receiving her degree in illustration in 2003 from Vital-Shenkar in 2003, Kukula moved to the the US where she lives now.

Kukula’s paintings center on feminine, doll-like figures, often surrounded by objects with sometimes clear, sometimes obscure symbolic meaning. The work registers the influences of both classical European art forms and contemporary pop culture. In her figures’ poses Kukula recalls classical portraiture, yet the style is manifestly modern and pop-influenced. Kukula’s compositions thereby disclose her personal struggles as mediated by a rich multi-cultural heritage.

Selected exhibitions (3)
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