Dagmar Cyrulla in Top100 Australia's most collectable artists

A list of Australia's hottest collectable artists has recently been published. The list is compiled by an enthusiastic group of working artists, academics, commentators, gallerists and art collectors committed to recognising and promoting talented contemporary artists and their works. Congratulations to Dagmar Cyrulla for making the list. Click here for the full list.
Melbourne-based artist Dagmar Cyrulla constructs contemporary narratives in her paintings and sculptures, encouraging contemplation and discussion of what it is be human in this ever-changing and socially challenging world.
As Dagmnar explains, ‘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.’
Acknowledging this evolving world, Dagmar extend these dichotomies extend materially as her style and employment of painterly technique vary from early 20th-century modernism to a more recent experimental practice that uncovers her dexterity with the painting process; as raw brushstrokes resemble those found on the artist’s palette.
Acknowledging our struggles, Dagmar allows a fervent optimisim to shine from her works, ‘It gives me hope in our future when you see the world through the eyes of the people rather than social media’. For Dagmar, ‘My work is about feelings, based on how we relate to one another. My aim is to engage the viewer in the same thought process as mine, so as to open an opportunity to self-questioning. My paintings are stories which hopefully reflect my love of people. The life experiences I use to develop my work include; Father and daughter relationships, power relationships, relationships to parents, being and having a role model, sibling rivalry etc.’
Dagmar’s works has been featured in several solo exhibitions, together with exhibiting in a number of prominent group exhibitions.  She has been awarded several national and international residencies and grants. Dagmar’s works are held in both private and public collections.
November 7, 2022