Her ceramics sculptures, drawings and installations have a highly personal formal language that draws on commonly shared myths and fairytales. The childish is intertwined with dark gothic humor. A recurrent character is the young prepubescent girl that is cast in ceramic or bronze. Klara Kristalova embrace the somewhat Nordic cliché about deep forests and imaginative flora and fauna, but she injects it with a strong and unique narration.
The exhibition at Bonniers Konsthall will present a mix in between larger and smaller sculptures and drawings, textiles, paintings and sketches, as well as Kristalova’s first animated work. The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication.
Top image: Klara Kristalova, Elephant, Glazed stoneware, 2012. Photo: Olle Kirchmeier