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Black Bamboo

Branna Dorota

17,000 Kč

Black Bamboo, 2023

Mini tokonoma series

14 x 14 cm (painting)

16 x 16 cm (frame)


A fusion of two significant, symbol-laden elements, both associated with longevity and strength, simplicity and happiness. I wanted to depict the macaque as a brooding, slightly melancholic and pensive being, and the bamboo as a changing, impermanent element. It is gilded with 24K, gold leaf.

The Mini Tokonoma series comprises six watercolours set deep within the frame, creating an imaginary niche of the tokonoma, an important part of Japanese architecture. Gold is present in each of the works in this series, which reacts differently each time when the light is reflected, enhancing the depth of each scene in the painting. D. B.


About the artist

Born in 1989, Trinec, Czech Republic


2008 - 2015  Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, Czech Rep. - Studio of Illustration and Graphics of MgA. Milan Horvath
2014 - 2015  Acedemy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia - Studio of Free Printmaking and Illustration of prof. Dusan Kallay, akad. mal.
2013  University of Toyama, Japan - Fine Art

Solo Exhibitions:

2015  On the Border of Noticeable, Municipal Library of Prague, Czech Rep.
2011  Travel Memories, Cafe Kluv, Prague, Czech Rep.
2008  Ritual of Light, Tea Rooms Pod Kastany, Uherske Hradiste, Czech Rep.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2016  Art Prague 2016, Kafka's House, Prague, Czech Rep.
2014  Seos (Blend), L'Ensemble Gallery, Toyama, Japan
2013  Print of the Year 2013, Clam-Gallas Palace, Prague, Czech Rep.

2013  The Most Beautiful Books of 2013, Museum of Czech Literature, Prague, Czech Rep.
2011  Print of the Year 2011, Clam-Gallas Palace, Prague, Czech Rep.

News about the work

 Echoes of Art Prague

Echoes of Art Prague

The 22nd edition of the Art Prague contemporary art fair took place in Prague during the first week of November 2023. It offered works from almost all art disciplines, from painting, drawing, and graphics to sculpture and installation.