Erika Bornová mainly focuses on the “female issue” in her sculptures. Majority of her figural objects is created of fragile polystyrene which the artist elaborates into most minute detail. Whether it is group sculptures or separate figures, they seemingly appear idyllic, but often conceal a story bespeaking of complex human relationships. Some sculptures retain the white color characteristic of polystyrene, other are decorated with polychrome or accompanied by various features. There thus appear small, hybrid figures with bodies composed of rubber toys and inhibiting the weirdest cases. In one of her series, Bornová pursued the subject of cheap, anonymous sex, creating small sculptures of women in seductive positions whose heads, however, are transformed into those of zombies. Erika Bornová occupies an exceptional position on the Czech artistic scene of sculpture which can probably be best described by the good gold term “Magic Realism”.
* 1964, Prague, Czech Republic