Studio 415 is pleased to present Substance of Space, an exhibition of new paintings by Ewelina Bochenska. This is the artist’s first solo show in New York.
This exhibition is drawn from a larger body of work produced over the past six months. The work is part of an ongoing inquiry about paint as the substance of space.
"I’m intrigued by space as a vessel of matter. When I paint it is important for me to feel how every brush mark creates space, and how the space creates, contains the brush mark. I’m trying to loosen up the paint, to make it resonate space. I think of space, the so-called 'nothing', not as the negative space or absence of matter, but as its very essence, its substance. I’m using paint to show that.”
The authority of color in her work is evident. Bochenska uses color to transform and weave the space, undulating between appearance and disappearance. Her colors hover on the brink of invisibility.
"The language of my paintings is infused with nostalgia for bruised and neon colors. The paint reacts to every movement of my hand, fixing emotion and thought in color. This work arises from my incessant inquiry into the relationship between the experience of color and the materiality of paint, and it is in the body of color where I start my search."
Ewelina Bochenska (b. 1979, Lodz, Poland) graduated in 2011 from Goldsmiths College, University of London with BA (Hons) in Art Practice. Her work has been exhibited in the UK, Poland, Japan and the United States. She currently lives and works in New York.