Ewa Matyja (b. 1985)
As a self-taught artist, I am continually driven to challenge myself and push the boundaries of my creativity. My passion for art has been brewing within me for years, and it culminates in abstract visualizations of my life experiences. With each stroke of my brush, I aim to capture the emotions and chaos that we all experience in our daily lives.
To me, art is an ongoing exploration and a journey of self-discovery. Through experimentation and a willingness to make mistakes, I am able to create powerful and compelling pieces that showcase the beauty in imperfection.
My sources of inspiration are as varied as they are numerous - nature, architecture, people, culture, and the emotions that they evoke all play a part in my artistic vision. By mixing traditional materials such as acrylic paint, charcoal, pastels, and ink with local art supplies and natural elements, I am able to create a unique and textured three-dimensional effect that truly captures the essence of my surroundings.
My creative process is dynamic and fluid, involving the simultaneous creation of multiple pieces that allow for a dialogue between them. By moving between works, I am able to develop and refine my ideas, always pushing the boundaries of what I thought was possible. There is no going back or correcting in my process - every stroke of my brush is a deliberate step towards creating something truly remarkable.
Ewa Matyja, a native of Poland, was born in 1985. After completing her education, she embarked on a journey of self-discovery, traveling extensively throughout Europe, America, and Asia. During her travels, she worked in sales and fashion for over a decade, but eventually decided to pursue her passion for art.
In 2016, Matyja made the bold decision to leave the corporate lifestyle behind and become a full-time artist. Since then, she has made significant strides in the art world, exhibiting her work in solo shows at venues such as Drukarnia Sklad Chleba i Wina, AirHair Studio, and Alchemik Studio in Poznan, Poland.
In addition to her solo shows, Matyja has been included in several group exhibitions of great importance, including COMEL in Italy, New Avant-garde, Auction Houses, and Stacja Design in various cities throughout Poland, The Other Art Fair in New York City and London, and Minute16 in Berlin. She has also been actively involved in art fairs and festivals in Poland, such as Art Fresh Festival and Officyna Art & Design Fair, as well as The Other Art Fair presented by SaatchiArt in London and New York City.
Matyja's dedication to her craft is apparent in the quality and depth of her work. Her unique perspective and ability to capture the essence of her surroundings make her a rising star in the art world.
2019 Solo Exhibition, Alchemik Studio, Poznan, Poland
2017/18 Solo Exhibition, AirHair Studio, Poznan, Poland
2016 Solo Exhibition, Drukarnia Sklad Chleba i Wina, Poznan, Poland
2020 Disrupting the Stillness, Online Exhibition, Lahme x TheVisionaryProject
2019 The Other Art. Fair, Brooklyn, New York City, USA
2019 The Other Art. Fair, London, UK
2019 Control + Shift, Shanghai, China
2018/19 Barsky Gallery, New Jersey, USA
2018 The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn, New York City, USA
2018 AFF Art Fresh Festival, Warsaw, Poland
2018/19 Teutsch Gallery, Warsaw Poland
2019 Minute16, Berlin, Germany
2019 Art Number 23, London, UK
2018 Stacja Design, Wroclaw, Poland
2018 Young Art Auction, Sopot’s Auction House, Warsaw, Poland
2018 New Avant-garde, post competition exhibition, Katowice, Poland
2018 Young Art Auction, Pragaleria, Warsaw, Poland
2017 COMEL, post competition exhibition, Latina, Italy
2017 Christmas Art Fair, Officyna Art & Design, Warsaw, Poland
2017 Warsaw International Art Fair, Warsaw, Poland
2017 Art Fair for Independent Artists, Poznan, Poland
2016 Grand Bazar Fair, Jablkowski’s Brothers House, Warsaw, Poland
Pracownia Dziewczyn Podcast, 2021
Untitled Space Artist Residency, Shanghai, China, 2019
Self-directed Artist Residency, Bangkok, Thailand, 2019
Pouch Cove Foundation, Newfoundland, Canada, 2019