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Discover Primavera 2016 : Steven Cybulka

Steven Cybulka

Skeletal System

The skeletal system is necessarily intertwined within other bodily systems. As the framework for being, it must also be integrated and adaptable, bending to accommodate new muscular growth or responding to the twitches of nervous energy. So finely tuned is the skeleton that the crick in our neck or the tiny fracture in our toe will trouble the whole. Likewise, Cybulka’s architectural reconfiguration, a wall like any other, seeming so pedestrian and certain, and yet with the artist’s minute adjustments to angle or gradient, its effect is profound, destabilizing and coercing in equal measure.


Artist bio

Born 1982, Murray Bridge, SA. Lives and works Adelaide

Based in Adelaide, Steven Cybulka originally trained as a carpenter. In 2013 he completed his Bachelor of Visual Arts at Adelaide College of the Arts and in 2015 received his Honours degree (First Class) at the South Australia School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia and in 2013 he won the Arts Excellence Award (Sculpture) from the Adelaide College of Arts. In 2014 he was the Adelaide Festival Centre/ SALA Artist in Residence at the Adelaide Festival Centre. He has exhibited his work at FELTspace, Adelaide in 2015; SASA Gallery, Adelaide, 2015; Adelaide Festival Centre, 2014; The Mill, Adelaide, 2014 and Light Square Gallery, Adelaide, 2013.

irregular shapes of metal stand upright in gallery

Steven Cybulka Divisions 2016, installation view, Primavera 2016: Young Australian Artists, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney, 2016, image courtesy and © the artist, photograph: Christopher Snee