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Winston Chmielinski
Brooklyn, NY

About the Artist

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

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About the Artist

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.

Artist’s Work

Low fi hi time
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Low-Fi Hi Time

By Winston Chmielinski

Portrait
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Portrait

By Winston Chmielinski

Woman three times
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Woman Three Times

By Winston Chmielinski

Portrait 2
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Portrait 2

By Winston Chmielinski

Pause
March 2
Man woman bird
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Man Woman Bird

By Winston Chmielinski

Portrait 3
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Portrait 3

By Winston Chmielinski

Untitled 48
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Untitled

By Winston Chmielinski

Daul kim rainbow warrior
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Daul Kim Rainbow Warrior

By Winston Chmielinski

Pastoral 2
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Pastoral

By Winston Chmielinski

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Soft 6
I spoke of light and magic
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I Spoke of Light and Magic

By Winston Chmielinski

Number 2
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Number 2

By Winston Chmielinski

From where im standing
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From Where I'm Standing

By Winston Chmielinski

Dash
Shirt
To pause
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To Pause

By Winston Chmielinski

Hypertrophy
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Hypertrophy

By Winston Chmielinski

Outside
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Outside

By Winston Chmielinski

Looking up spring drips down onto me
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Looking Up, Spring Drips Down Onto Me

By Winston Chmielinski

Exhale 2
Portrait 12
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Portrait 12

By Winston Chmielinski

Lift up and let go
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Lift Up and Let Go

By Winston Chmielinski

Geyser
Los angeles 2013
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Los Angeles 2013

By Winston Chmielinski

When we were the sun and the sea
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When We Were The Sun and The Sea

By Winston Chmielinski

Filled land
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Filled Land

By Winston Chmielinski

Superheroes
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Superheroes

By Winston Chmielinski

Color me quiet
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Color Me Quiet

By Winston Chmielinski

Lip

Selected Exhibitions

  • "Laughter" solo exhibition at Egbert Baque Contemporary Art Berlin
    Berlin, Germany, 2013
  • VOLTA NY 2013 solo presentation
    New York, NY, 2013
  • "DIAscussion" group exhibition at Envoy Enterprises
    New York, NY, 2013
  • "Ecstatic Skin" solo exhibition at Envoy Enterprises
    New York, NY, 2012
  • "I Am Solitary" group exhibition at Gift Gallery
    London, UK, 2011

Press and Accolades

  • "The New Uncanny: Winston Chmielinski and the Unlikely Heirs of Freud" ARTWRIT
    January 2012
  • "Somewhere Along the Edge of Potentiality: An Interview with Winston Chmielinski" SCRAPPED MAGAZINE
    Summer 2012
  • "25 Best Artists 25 and Under" COMPLEX MAGAZINE
    September 2013

Education

  • New York Gallatin School of Individualized Study,
    New York, NY,2011 
  • Peking University,
    Beijing, China,2009 
  • L'Institut Catholique,
    Paris, France,2007