“…underneath their apparent state of calm and fancy, Ewa Kujawska’s paintings reveal an inner life in colours, movements, and emotions. Yet, they remain gentle and refined - like the artist herself”
Sylvia Cleinge, Calligrammes Gallery, Ottawa, Canada.
“For my work is not only a continuation of where I have been and what I have seen, but also something between intuition and consciousness, spontaneity and thought.“
Ewa Kujawska was born in Wroclaw, Poland, where she graduated with a Masters Degree in Painting, Graphics and Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Art. In 1986 Ewa came to Canada and quickly established herself by art, creating primarily in mixed-media techniques, acrylics, and oil.
Her studio practice has been inﬂuenced by her travels through the Sahara Desert in Algeria, the Australian East Coast, Thailand’s mountains, the artistic climate in Wroclaw, and her constant connections with Canadian nature.
Her works have been exhibited by galleries, private collectors and corporations, and she has received numerous awards and distinctions in Canada and abroad. She attended the International Gibraltar Point Artist Residency Program in Toronto. In 2004 Ewa joined Ottawa’s Staﬀord Studios and ASP Gallery.
In addition, she has been represented by Calligrammes Gallery in Ottawa, by the Societé de Développement en Art Contemporain (Sodarco) in Montreal and currently in Europe by eine art galerie in Bad Ems, Germany.
At ﬁrst glance, Ewa Kujawska’s works are characterized by the enormous density of the painting ground and the resulting irregular energy. In almost all works, energy focuses on a superﬁcially integrated, mostly centrally arranged object: whether it’s a small coin found, a tiny stone, a glossy steel ball or a randomly ﬂushed piece of wood. Objects that lose their status as objects to become part of the plastic vocabulary of art.
These are coincidence encounters with ′′contemporary witnesses ′′ that are symbols and tell stories. Art releases them from objection and obtains an unprecedented stage and publicity. Captured and preserved moments of life. Valuable moments can be very humble, short and quite commonplace and therefore pass us by mostly unnoticed.
Ewa Kujawska has the intuition, spontaneity and awareness for the little emotional moment she gives a bigger, loving space.
– Peter Hofmann, eine art gallery, Bad Ems, Germany