KuKula, I HeART You!

KuKula, a new favorite artist, has a solo show, Immortal Artifacts, at the Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City starting today through 01.09.10.

If you explore her site you will see she is a very generous artist sharing her work through photos, concepts and sketches. I am completely smitten with her work and have gone gaga over her new collection.

Here is a sketch of just one of my favorite paintings:

It's so interesting to see the work in progress and to see concept to finished artwork.

More from Immortal Artifacts:

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.

"Many people say that my characters resemble dolls. For me dolls represent immortal youth. But they are also the remains of something that has passed, and when they are antiques, of someone who has died. The first antique doll I bought was one produced by the German-Jewish firm Kammer & Reinhardt at the beginning of the twentieth century. While this delicate bisque doll survived two world wars, both the manufacturer and the original owner are gone forever. So the very immortality of any artifact is always reminiscent of the death of something intimately connected to it." ~KuKula

KuKula with her dolls.
(Photo: Remy Holwick)

Cupcakes & Butterflies,


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