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Branna Dorota

18,000 Kč

Pomegranate, 2023

50 x 40 cm (frame)

32 x 25 cm (painting)

Watercolor, gouache, ink

Framed, black passe-partout

The initial illusion of harmony is shattered in the central point of the painting, the pomegranate. This fruit is usually a symbol of fertility and abundance. However, it is now full of poison and transforms anyone who tastes it. The second significant motif is a mask holding a sprig of buckthorn; an inconspicuous, beautiful, but poisonous and invasive shrub. I like to depict masks, they can be very metaphorical, but they always force us to ask what is hidden behind them and, above all, why... The painting is made on handmade paper of very high weight, so the substrate has a pronounced structure and a pleasant ivory color.

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.