About Nikola Čulík
Nikola Čulík graduated from the Studio of Drawing (class of Jitka Svobodova) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in 2011. He captured attention with his thesis work – a site-specific installation at the Academy of Fine Art’s Graduates exhibition in 2011 at the Karlín Hall, where he presented his drawings enclosed in an exhibition booth. By doing so he emphasized their intimate character and expression originality. Čulík’s dominant media of expression is drawing, bearing the elements of journal keeping. He gets his inspiration primarily from authentic events. The work of Nikola Čulík is characteristic not only by his captivation in drawing but also by his expansion to other media – installations, painting, performances, poetry and also curatorship. He also applies a certain dose of curiousness at the viewers in the form of creative experiments and performances. His drawings are identifiable with their intimate character, as well as with their conceptual overlap. His emotionally powerful drawings are done in classical way using a pencil and paper, and they are often complemented by accompanying drawings and texts on walls.