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Ewa Martens was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland, where she completed her
education as the best-graduated student of the year, from the High School of Fine Arts.
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 artworks.
I aim to search for bright lights and expressive colors in my paintings, as I try to
express my feelings through art. Therefore I want the observer to recognize 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 the paint. I believe my artworks can be surprisingly
mawkish bur sincere and honest at the same time due to varying composition
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 work I create. Also I continuosly 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.