Nikola Čulík (*1983) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague - he studied drawing with Jitka Svobodová, graphic design with Vladimír Kokolia and conceptual art with Miloš Šejn. Although he has also painted, his main medium is pencil drawing. His drawings range from pure abstraction to very concrete motifs, which are always surreal. They are not records of concrete situations as much as dreams and inner imaginings, which often include text.
He is also involved in book illustration - his drawings complement, for example, the story Ježíš na Šumavě, published by Malvern, or Martin McDonagh's The Lonesome West (Osiřelý západ).