Meet the artist... Ewelina Skowronska
Ewelina Skowronska portrait

What was the inspiration behind the piece(s) in not just a shop?

This work if from my last solo show called “Inner Moments”. In this new series of work I wanted to takes a closer look at the carnality of the female form and concentrate more on feelings and emotions as opposed to narrative.

Who has influenced your work the most? 

My influences change all the time but I often refer to Matisse cut outs, Laura Owens, Etel Adnan, sculptures by Barbara Hepworth, Jean Arp, Henry Moore.

Ewelina Skowronska working in the studio

When did you know that you wanted to pursue an artist career?

I think I always knew but I actually started late. First of all I did a Masters degree in Politics and Social Science, and after that I worked in advertising for 6 years. I decided to fully dedicate myself to art in 2013, when I retrained and specialised in visual arts at University of the Arts London where I graduated with distinction in 2015.

What do you want viewers to take away from your work?

I hope my work can activate emotions and feelings in viewers. Feelings that stay longer and open some subjects to discussion and conversation.

Ewelina Skowronska portrait

What three things are essential to your practice?

As I mostly work with print making, time to time I need to change medium that is why I start making ceramics and 3D objects. I also like to be surrounded by images, I like watching movies, art books, seeing exhibitions. I also need contact with nature.

What is the most inspiring place or exhibition you’ve been to in London?

Not very original but I really love the Tate Modern. I always find something interesting and new there.