Kukula (born Nataly Abramovitch in 1980) is an Israeli contemporary artist known for her highly stylized, surrealistic paintings that often feature doll-like, waifish female characters. Drawing inspiration from her personal experiences, historical fashion, and her interest in Rococo and Baroque aesthetics, Kukula's work explores themes such as female identity, empowerment, and vulnerability. Kukula studied at the prestigious Vital-Peretz School of Art in Holon, Israel, and later attended the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Her artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, including the United States, Europe, and Asia. Kukula's distinctive style incorporates a combination of soft pastel colors and intricate details, creating an atmosphere that is both whimsical and haunting. Her paintings are known to evoke a sense of nostalgia and melancholy, often drawing the viewer into a dreamlike world where reality and fantasy collide. Throughout her career, Kukula has developed a loyal following of collectors and fans, and her work has been featured in various publications, including art and fashion magazines. With her unique style and dedication to her craft, Kukula has made a significant impact on the contemporary art scene.
Purchase Rosalina Limited Edition Archival Pigment Prints on 310gsm Fine Art Paper by Kukula Graffiti Street Artist Modern Pop Art. "This piece was created in May of 2009 using oil on MDF. The painting was shown at Dorothy Circus Gallery in Italy as part of my Sugar & Blood solo show that same year. I have a series of paintings in which flowers, little trees, and bushes grow out of my girls' bodies, it symbolizes creation and creating art or life. I feel like it is very feminine, but I assume everyone creates something, so everybody can relate to this feeling." - Kukula