Ewa Wilczynski . Throes
18 Feb 2015 at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, United Kingdom
'The Marilyn Monroe of the art world' Avenir Magazine / 'One to Watch' The Independent
This February the Royal Academy of Arts presents ‘Throes’, the much‐anticipated debut solo show of artist Ewa Wilczynski. The Senate Rooms will play host to Wilczynski's large‐scale paintings, which invite the audience into strange new dreamlike landscapes where fragments of life ‐ faces and hands ‐dominate the canvas.
The London born artist, a graduate of Central Saint Martins and the Académie des Beaux‐Arts in Paris, has been heralded as a "future one to watch" by the Federation of British Artists. Her work has garnered praise from the likes of Lulu Guinness, Zandra Rhodes, David LaChapelle and Adam Ant.
Considered a muse to many in the worlds of fashion, film and photography, Wilczynski has been shot by the likes of Paulina Surys, Rankin and Ashkan Sahihi and took the lead role in Dennis Da Silva's short film 'Apophonista?!', which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival. She has recently appeared in i‐D magazine’s Diversity in Fashion Campaign and as a ‘Lulu girl’ for Lulu Guinness.
Described by polymath Raymond Tallis as ‘achingly beautiful’ her work explores suggestive dichotomies, particularly in human nature and metaphysics. Wilczynski says: “I’m not really too interested in absolutes, complete definitions or painting ‘about’ something. The space in‐between is what intrigues me.”
‘Throes’ will run on the 18th February at the Senate Rooms, The Royal Academy of Arts.