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Winston Chmielinski  Boston, MA

'White noise'
Oil on canvas
Acrylic on canvas

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About Winston

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 NY, Berlin, and an inclusion in the 2013 Venice Biennale.

Winston explains his work by saying, “I work in phrases, jumbled words that pervade my sketchbooks, that flood the back of my hand, that squeeze in margins of loose pages. It’s because my ideas form when I am away from my studio — when I’m riding on the subway or walking the streets of Boston — that I have taken this form of preserving an idea or image. I can never seem to capture a moment with a sketch, but I can always contain it’s magic with words. And thus these phrases, as titles or just scattered memories, are an equal part of my paintings; I can not separate the two in my mind.”

Quick facts about Winston

Was a 2017 resident at MICA's Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in Lehon, France
Has held solo exhibitions across Germany, Boston and New York.

Winston appears in the following Top 10 lists





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"Very Busy, colorful and lovely"

"I love the colorfullness. It is a little to messy for me. Like it isn't completed."

"love it"

"a little busy"

"They seem confused."

"Your art is fascinating to look at, and it has a lot going on, making your artwork very interesting."


"A bit too hectic for my tastes. I do like the "covered" and "piled" quality that the piece creates, but with a little less going on in the background it may allow the viewer more of an opportunity to rest on the confusion of the foreground space"

"Nice use of colour! Very random/abstract"

"This is really gorgeous work... just saw winston's work in this month's juxtapoz magazine. amazing stuff."

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