Watercolour Ink on Paper
23 cm x 50 cm
Ewa Martens was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland, where she completed her studies as the best graduating student from Fine Arts Lyceum. Following her graduation, she began to design clothing for the fashion department store Moda i Styl in Warsaw until 1984. The next years were spent experiencing the economics of art, working in the Galeria Vena and beginning to exhibit her own work, starting with an exhibition in her home town of Warsaw in 1987, and followed by exhibitions in Germany and other countries just one year after. Since the 1990s Ewa has lived and worked as a freelance artist in northern Germany, where she continues to exhibit her work.
“I aim to search for bright lights and expressive colours in my paintings, as I try to express my feelings through art. Therefore, I want the observer to recognise the strength of textures and intense shades to evoke new feelings and thoughts. Throughout my artistic life, I have developed various techniques to accomplish the transformation from thought into paint. I believe my works can be surprisingly mawkish but sincere and honest at the same time due to varying composition styles.
Abstractions are my soul’s journey and painting is the foundation of my life; it gives me the power to move on and the calm to rest in myself. I rarely plan a painting in advance. During the creative process I focus on spontaneity and intuition. There is an intensive, sensual communication between the painting and me, which is essential for the works I create. Also, I continuously try to reinvent myself whilst looking for new forms of expressions and various perspectives that could inspire me. The basis of my painting consists of curiosity and strength to discover life with an open attitude.”