Ewelina Bochenska graduated in 2017 with a Master of Fine Arts degree from the New York Studio School and received her BA in 2011 from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her work has been exhibited in the UK, Poland and the United States, at the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolors in London, England, Tiger Strikes Asteroid New York in Brooklyn, Lesley Heller Gallery and the National Academy Museum in New York City. Recently she has completed Salem2Salem, Interdisciplinary Exchange Program at Salem Art Works and has been awarded PETER RIPPON/ROYAL ACADEMY Travel Award from the New York Studio School.
I work in a relational way, painting to sculpture and sculpture to painting. My studio is like a magnetic field where materials such as foam, plaster, fabric, wire and pigment gravitate towards each other in order to conduct meaning. In sculpture my focus is on juxtaposing materials that misbehave and embody a capricious world that transforms and grows organically.
When I paint I am like the archeologist, unearthing that which is hidden and buried. My paintings are like gardens, plots of land. I watch them grow with my hands. Like clouds, they coagulate themselves into existence. And sometimes they rain and storm, and solidify like lava.
Various worlds are on display all at once, caught in a sphere of potential relation to one another. Sometimes they quake and disturb one another, shifting about materially and visually all the time, fluctuating between the familiar and the indecipherable.