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Almine Rech

Ewa Juszkiewicz

Through her painting, Ewa Juszkiewicz (b. 1984, Gdansk, Poland) challenges visual conventions and confronts stereotypical perceptions of women’s beauty in classical European painting. Ewa Juszkiewicz deconstructs and reinterprets the female subject in historical artworks, undermining their constant, indisputable character. She challenges the viewers' perception by experimenting with the form of the female figure and face. Her paintings balance human and inhuman elements within her work to reveal a style that is at once classical in technique, yet subversive and rebellious in content.

Ewa Juszkiewicz has carved a unique niche in the realm of contemporary art, particularly in challenging the traditional representations of women. Ewa Juszkiewicz paintings serve as a powerful commentary on societal norms and expectations, making her a significant figure in today's art landscape.

Ewa Juszkiewicz's paintings serve as a complex tapestry of visual and thematic elements, each meticulously woven to create a compelling narrative. Her work is a compelling fusion of time-honored artistry and modern perspectives, creating a multifaceted depth and fascination in every piece.

Selected as one of 100 Painters of Tomorrow in the eponymous 2014 Thames & Hudson book and included in the new edition of Vitamin P - Vitamin P3. New Perspectives in Painting published by Phaidon, and a Grand Prix laureate of the 41st Painting Biennale (Bielska Jesień) in 2013, Juszkiewicz has also been featured in exhibitions at museums and public institutions including: the Centre Pompidou-Metz; the Museo Picasso Málaga; the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw; MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Cracow; Kunsthalle Bratislava; National Museum of China, Beijing; among others. Her work resides in esteemed museum collections, notably of the ALBERTINA Museum in Vienna, FAMM - Femmes Artistes du Musée de Mougins, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Miami, the Long Museum in Shanghai, the Musée d'Art Moderne de Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and the National Museum in Gdańsk.

Juszkiewicz currently lives and works in Warsaw, Poland.

Selected artworks

  • Ewa Juszkiewicz,                                      Untitled (after Joseph Wright), 2020

    Ewa Juszkiewicz Untitled (after Joseph Wright), 2020

    Oil on canvas
    160 x 125 cm
    63 x 49 1/4 inches

  • Ewa Juszkiewicz,                                      Untitled (after Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun), 2020

    Ewa Juszkiewicz Untitled (after Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun), 2020

    Oil on canvas
    160 x 120 cm
    63 x 47 1/4 inches

  • Ewa Juszkiewicz,                                      Untitled (after Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun), 2020

    Ewa Juszkiewicz Untitled (after Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun), 2020

    Oil on canvas
    130 x 100 cm
    51 1/8 x 39 3/8 inches

  • Ewa Juszkiewicz,                                      Untitled (after Adélaïde Labille-Guiard), 2020

    Ewa Juszkiewicz Untitled (after Adélaïde Labille-Guiard), 2020

    Oil on canvas
    100 x 80 cm
    39 3/8 x 31 1/2 inches

  • Ewa Juszkiewicz,                                      Untitled, 2020

    Ewa Juszkiewicz Untitled, 2020

    Oil on canvas
    90 x 70 cm
    35 3/8 x 27 1/2 inches

Selected press