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Run #01087

Dreams Of Summer

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Edition Size 75
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TYPE:Archival Pigment Prints on 310gsm Watercolor Cotton Paper
SIZE:12 x 18 Inches
RELEASE DATE:   Mar 31 2015
This RUN comes signed, numbered and with a Certificate of Authenticity from Kukula and 1xRUN.
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The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 inch ornate gold frame with archival acid-free backing, UV-glass and ready to hang hardware.

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 traditional 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.

"I originally drew this painting in 2011 but didn’t get the time to paint it. I was working on a few pieces for Dorothy Circus Summer show and thought it was finally time to finish this one. I had to change a few details as my styled changed a little since I originally drew it. For this painting I tried to keep the background a little raw, so it will have some more ambiance to it." - Kukula
Kukula
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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. 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 a central theme in her work.

After receiving her degree in illustration in 2003 from Vital-Shenkar, Kukula moved to the U.S., 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 traditional 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.

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