JURAJ KRALIK

Juraj Kralik - portrait © Marciano Contemporary

Juraj Kralik is a Slovak artist born in 1963 in Bratislava, where he studied at the School of Decorative Arts. As a multidisciplinary person, he graduated from the Academy of Musician Arts in Prague. He worked many years as a freelance photographer as well. Over his career, he organized 17 solo exhibitions and participated in several group shows.

When Slovakia joined the Euro area, the currency changed. The coins that Slovakian people didn’t return to the banks in order to proceed with the euro exchange suddenly became insignificant. It was just pieces of metal with no economic value. Juraj decided to buy remaining coins before the National Bank of Slovakia could melt them all. In a way, he saw the opportunity to save pieces of the past and parts of the Slovakian History. The coins were meant to be melted without any consideration and this how Juraj started using it in his art. He gave a new artistic value to these coins that now are elements of color and shapes of his artworks.

When he ran out of Slovak coins, Juraj Kralik continued working euros and mainly British pounds until he created his own currency: the “One Juraj” which is exclusively used for his most recent artworks. His latest serie that you can find in our Marciano Contemporary galleries has attracted attention of private collectors abroad in Europe and USA and more recently in South East Asia.

INSTALLATIONS

Artiste Juraj Kralik<br />
space invader<br />
 © Marciano Contemporary

Space Invader

2022, Installation – Painted coins glued on resin
100 x 100 x 4 cm | 39 1/2 × 39 1/2 × 1 5/10 in
Unique

Artiste Juraj Kralik Pop Art © Marciano Contemporary

Big Round

2022, Installation – Painted coins glued on resin
Diameter 150 cm | 59 1/10 in
Unique

Artiste Juraj Kralik Pop Art © Marciano Contemporary

Pop Art

2022, Installation – Painted coins glued on resin
150 x 150 cm | 59 1/10 x 59 1/10 in
Unique

2×4=8

2021, Installation – Painted coins glued on resin
100 x 100 x 4 cm | 39 1/2 × 39 1/2 × 1 5/10 in
Unique
Juraj Kralik - 2×4=8 2021, Installation – Acrylique sur pièces et résine 100 x 100 x 4 cm | 39 1/2 × 39 1/2 × 1 5/10 in Unique © Marciano Contemporary
Juraj Kralik - Shape Line 2021, Installation – Acrylique sur pièces et résine 75 x 75 cm | 29 1/2 x 29 1/2 in Unique © Marciano Contemporary
Love

2022, Installation – Painted coins glued on resin
75 x 75 cm | 29 1/2 x 29 1/2 in
Unique

Artiste Juraj Kralik Red Heart © Marciano Contemporary
Red Heart

2021, Installation – Painted coins glued on resin
77 x 70 cm | 30 3/10 × 27 3/5 in
Unique

Juraj Kralik - Mondrian 2021, Installation – Acrylique sur pièces et résine 150 x 150 cm | 59 1/10 x 59 1/10 in Unique © Marciano Contemporary
Mondrian

2021, Installation – Painted coins glued on resin
150 x 150 cm | 59 1/10 x 59 1/10 in
Unique