Shaving off the past
Ewa Fornal graduated from Academy of Fine Arts Faculty in Poznan, Poland in 2007. She moved to Dublin in 2009 and has exhibited widely in group exhibitions in Ireland and abroad including exhibitions at Sycamore Club Dublin, Filmbase Temple Bar, The Crow Gallery, Temple Bar, and many others. She has been one of twenty participants selected for the International Annual Art Exhibition at Box Heart Gallery in Pittsburgh/Pennsylvania.
“I’m a Polish artist working in Ireland. In my work, I explore weather, location and time. I incorporate fragments of urban space into my work – looking for the hidden past in the building materials and detritus that becomes the soil from which the work grows. The process involves removing components from their urban context and placing them in a new one where they can grow into new meaning – the layers of plaster and paint like memories painted over and lost. It is about exploring how the past has left its mark that still exists beneath the city skin.”