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Dagmar

Dagmar

Cyrulla

 

My paintings are about what it is like to be human. They are an interpretation of experiences, choices and moments. The moments I capture are not staged, they are snapshots of time. I always title my work first, which hints to the viewer what the image means to me, and gives me emotional clarity while I am making the work. Despite the narrative behind each work being clear while I am painting, it intentionally appears ambiguous to allow the audience to invest in the image based on their own personal experiences. Through this I hope to engage their emotions and imagination. I liken it to being at a dinner party where you really connect with the other guests, it's not just a small talk chat, but a genuine sharing of feelings, ideas and memories. It is that human connection.
(Dagmar Cyrulla)    

View interview with Dagmar Cyrulla at Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

 

 

 

Recent News: 

2018: Paul Guest Drawing Prize, Finalist; Adelaide Perry Prize For Drawing, Finalist; Calleen Art Award, Finalist; Portia Geach Memorial Award, Finalist; Percival Portrait Prize, Finalist; Muswellbrook Art Prize, Finalist. 

2017: Doug Moran Portrait Prize, Highly Commended; KAAF Art Prize, Finalist; Tattersall's Club Landscape Art Prize, Finalist; Manning Art Prize (Naked and Nude) WINNER; Calleen Art Prize, Finalist; Rick Amor Self-Portrait Prize, Finalist

2016: Dagmar Cyrulla featured in The Carousel

2015: BP Portrait Award Semi-finalist (National Portrait Gallery, London); Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Semi-finalist; Calleen Art Prize Finalist

2014: Portia Geach Memorial Prize Finalist; Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Finalist; Hills Art Prize Winner; Rick Amor Drawing Prize Finalist

2013: Manning Art Prize (Nude and Naked) Winner; Rick Amor Drawing Prize Finalist; Portia Geach Memorial Prize Finalist; Muswellbrook Art Prize Finalist; Black Swan Portrait Award Finalist; Hutchins Art Prize Finalist; Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award Finalist