In April 2012, Bonniers Konsthall is opening the first larger solo exhibition with Swedish artist Klara Kristalova. 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.
Klara Kristalova was born in Prag in 1967 and moved with her family to Sweden the following year. She lives and works in Norrtälje, Sweden. Kristalova´s work has gained international reputation and she has exhibited at SITE Santa Fe, participated in the show The Blood of a Poet at the Nantes biennale curated by Adam Budak & Laurence Gateau and she has an upcoming exhibition at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.