Piece description from the artist
I drafted a manifesto once that outlined vague "rules" in painting, such as: do not use white pigment until the final layer (I've since X-d out this one); when blending turns to unconscious muddy-ing, hit it strike it and drip it (the gung-ho enthusiasm can take a back seat but I'll still share a ride with it); etc.
The manifesto served its purpose, but has become historical— because I've moved on from essential rules, and believe more in a dynamic system. It was once disheartening that I lacked imagination, but now I’m quite settled in that regard: I like what I see in front of me.
Winston Chmielinski (b. 1988 in Boston, MA) engages with painting through organic dissolutions and reconstitutions of the figure. Forms forego their contours, suspending Chmielinski's paintings out of narration and into insistence—of paint, of presence, and of perception.
Following a critically acclaimed solo exhibition in New York City last November, Winston went on to showcase his paintings at the Volta NY 2013 Art Fair, and was featured in a video spotlight as one of five representing artists from the fair. This video can be seen here: http://youtu.be/U9U71dEfSKY
In September 2013 Winston was named one of the 25 Best Artists 25 and Under by Complex Magazine.
Winston's recent commissions include the album cover design for Daniel Bjarnason (2013), PVT (2012), and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart (2011) which was included in the BBC's Top 50 Album Sleeves of 2011.
Winston lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.