“There are, of course, the eco-warrior overtones here of the wasteful carelessness of humanity, and city life specifically—that a perfectly habitable rooftop deck could be made so by simply hunting for what has been deemed worthless but still has life or meaning left inside it…In the hands of Kristyna and Marke Milde, rusty, sun-bleached chairs become as peculiarly heartbreaking and gently humorous as awkwardly-mended one-eyed teddy bears or cracked and carefully glued porcelain dollies.” – The Brooklyn Rail, September 2011, Gail Victoria Braddock Quagliata
Kristyna and Marek Milde are a Brooklyn-based arts duo. Their artistic practice involves creating objects, situations and events that use natural and artificially constructed elements to confront cultural views and fantasies about nature in interior and urban settings. Their group exhibitions include A la cart (Public art project at Old Fulton Plaza), Brooklyn, NY (2014); Homescape, Sunroom project, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY (2014); and In Loving memory, NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY (2011). Their residencies include Shift Residency, Elisabeth Foundation for the Arts Project Space, New York, NY (2014, 2015); Futura Gallery, Trebesice Chattou, Czech Republic (2013); and Express Local, Queens College Art Center, Queens, NY (2011). Kristyna and Marek Milde both received their M.F.A. from Queens College, CUNY.
Featured Image Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Artist