Piece description from the artist
I really don't know how I painted these paintings. They just happened in a stretch of a month last year—this one and a self portrait—and they revealed some very true qualities that only came to light afterwards. Happy it happened, and totally unrepeatable!
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.