Sybil Walker in Red and Gold Dress
Winston Chmielinksi, known as *winst, is a self-taught imaginative painter. Describing his work as “confined abstract accidents,” he creates pieces that both startle and delight the eye. Building on the sense of spontaneity, *winst plays with the un-worked effects, drippings and range of his vibrant colors to define and obscure forms. Letting his work organically correspond with the representation of human elements, his vivid gestural colors work into splendid structures of emotion. A self-professed “painter’s painter,” *winst is constantly edging the apex of emotional intensity creating beautifully poetic work.
John William Godward