Born 1982, Murray Bridge, SA. Lives and works in Adelaide.

Based in Adelaide, South Australia, artist Steven Cybulka works in sculpture and installation, utilising a range of materials including resin, acrylic, paint, timber, concrete and glass. The resulting objects are abstract in form, architectural interventions that strike a balance between chaos and order.

Focusing on the philosophy of Carl Jung, and his exploration of the shadow self, Cybulka delves into the feelings and concerns that worry away at us. Working intuitively, he allows the materials to guide him, creating organic forms. Known for large-scale interventions, Cybulka is able to distort the space around us, resulting in new disjointed forms and geometrical planes. In addition to these public works he creates smaller, gallery based objects. At any size these forms work to find a balance between bodies, emotions and space.

In 2013 he completed his Bachelor of Visual Arts at Adelaide College of the Arts and in 2016 received his Honours degree (First Class) at the South Australia School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia and in 2013 he won the Arts Excellence Award (Sculpture) from the Adelaide College of Arts. In 2014 he was the inaugural Adelaide Festival Centre/SALA Artist in Residence at the Adelaide Festival Centre. In 2016 Steven was commissioned to create a large scale site responsive sculpture to act as the framework for the prestigious Primavera: Young Australian Artists exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, and in December of the same year presented his first interstate solo exhibition, 'Searching Shadows', at Interlude Gallery, Sydney.

Steven is currently developing commissions for SA Power Networks, Adelaide, and Sound Passage, in collaboration between the South Australian Government and the West Java Government in Bandung, Indonesia. In 2018 he will take part in the SITUATE Art in Festivals Lab, at the Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart. 

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