"The work of Kryštof Brůha displays a high level of professionalism and expertise, as well as a distinctive visuality. He combines the language of art and science with a consistency that is rare on the Czech scene. He is drawn to global topics and explores macro, even cosmic, levels. His expressive and visually enticing works translate invisible electromagnetic forces into the language of art and operate across various environments and geographic distances. They confront the viewer with a new form of understanding, while bringing imagination into play on the field of scientific data.” (jury statement)
Kryštof Brůha (1990) graduated from the Prague Academy of Fine Arts in the New Media 1 studio (school of Tomáš Svoboda) and completed internships at UMPRUM (Studio of Supermedia) and at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts in Yogyakarta during his studies.
In his intermedia work, he explores specific environments (from environmental to technological and virtual), focusing on what influences them and their overall transformation over time. He allows us to view hidden phenomena, through macro and micro mapping of the environment. Via such scanning of space and time using artistic artefacts, he offers viewers a new perspective on reality. In his development of installations, kinetic sculptures and generative videos, he employs scientific methods, specifically designed algorithms, generative design and machine learning. In his work, Brůha uses the principles of reverse engineering, Rapid Prototyping and CNC technology, which is reflected in the aesthetics of his art.
His work has been exhibited in Prague galleries such as Atrium in Žižkov, Studio Prám, Pragovka Gallery, as well as at the Egon Schiele Art Center and Artemis Gallery in Lisbon during his residency. His experimental films Prologue to Signum Supra (2018) and Resonare De INTER Solaris (nominated for the Best Czech Experimental Documentary 2020) were shown at the Ji.hlava IDFF. He received the Graphics of the Year Award for Computer Graphics in 2019 and 2021. In 2022, he won first place in the NFT challenge of the Artefin Gallery in the Jury Prize category.