Artist Winston Chmielinski Jigsaw Puzzle
b. 1988 Boston, Massachusetts USA; lives and works in Berlin, Germany
Title: Bodies of Water
Jigsaw Puzzle Size:
(Horizontal) 18"x 24" (457mm×610mm) 500 Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces, ESKA Premium Board. Traditional Paper Jigsaw Puzzle.
Collector Edition of 20 + 2AP
Signature Details: Original Artwork: Bodies of Water, 2016 160 x 190 cm, oil on canvas.
“Art that follows in hot pursuit does little for me, unless it’s made or exhibited within a context that’s truly risky. Then it can inspire movement. And ultimately that’s what makes art relevant, and relevant art so rare. It activates something within us that inspires change and growth.” Winston Chmielinski
Artist Certificate: Each puzzle comes with an artist certificate.
Biography: Winston Chmielinski engages with painting through organic dissolutions and reconstitutions of the figure. Forms forego their contours, suspending paint out of narration and into insistence--of presence and haptic sensibility. Chmielinski received his BA in philosophy and creative writing from NYU’s Gallatin School in 2011, and has since exhibited extensively, with solo shows in the US and Germany, presentations at VOLTA NY, Positions Berlin, and Vienna Contemporary art fairs, and inclusions in the 2013 and 2017 Venice Biennales. He has made Art in America's "Berlin's Best" roundup, and NY Arts Magazine named him one of five artists to watch during Armory Week.
The artist based in Berlin, Germany. His paintings have received international acclaim (Art in America, Artnet, Vogue USA, Boston Globe), and have been exhibited extensively in North America and Europe (2017 Venice Biennale, 2016 solo shows at Galerie Thomas Fuchs and Magic Beans). Chmielinski's paintings reflect his synesthesial worldview and expertly blend the boundaries between recognizable forms and intuitive coloring. Chmielinski received his BA from NYU's Gallatin School in dance and philosophy, and continued his studies in Paris, and in Beijing, on world art history. Most recently, Chmielinski studied Kung Fu in Shandong Province, and worked directly with Ai Weiwei on his feature film, "Human Flow"
Chmielinski, as the recipient of multiple awards, residencies, and commissions, is regarded as an emerging contemporary American artist like other prominent and promising figures such as Walter Houmere, Robert Burnier, Kenya Hanley, Rosalie Gwathmey, and Jason Loebs.