A collection of abstract, biomorphic paintings, inspired by the marine fossil remains found inside Maltese limestone. From its greensand beaches, its coralline cliffs, to the limestone used in the construction of its buildings — all the rock found in the Maltese archipelago contains petrified lifeforms. Like an ancient fabric of memories, the prehistoric life recorded in Maltese rock dates back some 35 million years. Painting in oils with use of gold leaf, and using a technique of printing plaster sculpture directly onto the canvas, Kulewska recreates the elemental process of fossilisation, and explores themes of embodiment, resemblance and disappearance. The vestiges of these prehistoric lifeforms inspire a series of meditations in oil — on fragility, the infinite and the sublime.
'Blue - Composition I' Oil paint & charcoal on canvas 140x200cm, 2018
'Yellow - Composition I' Oil paint & charcoal on canvas 140x200cm, 2018
'Blue - Composition II' Oil paint & charcoal on canvas 100x140cm
'Yellow - Composition II' Oil paint & charcoal on canvas 100x140cm, 2018
Painting in Contemporary practice - Slade school of Fine Arts, Installation View, 2018
EMBEDDED exhibition, Upper galleries Palazzo de La Salle Valletta 1st February – 1st March 2018