Born in Warsaw, Poland. The best graduated student of the year,
of the Warsaw High School of Fine Arts. Several years of work as a
gallery owner. 1987 first abstract paintings’ exhibition in Warsaw.
Since 1988 many exhibitions in Germany and abroad. Since the 90s Ewa
Martens has been living and working as a freelance artist in Oldenburg, Germany.
Abstractions are my soul´s journey.
It has been my motto for many years. It defines my artistic
existence, reflects my feelings, reconciles my ideas and thoughts and,
in the end, it makes me complete. My goal is to listen to my inner voice
and reflect it in my paintings.
I rarely plan painting in advance. During the creative process I
focus on spontaneity and intuition. There is an intensive, sensual
communication between the painting and me, which is essential for the
At the beginning of my abstract painting there is always a playful
contact and experimenting with different materials in the foreground.
That’s how I make use of all available opportunities: Structure pastes
and gels, China inks, marble powder, crayon, sand, various grains,
fabrics, papers – everything is allowed, and everything is used.
The expressive paint applications create contrast, release dynamic
and mobility. Feelings like love, pleasure, passion combined with grief
and fury are an inalienable elements of my abstract picture composition.
They can be found in colour and shaping. I find the quest for a
harmonic result very important.
I draw my energy and strength from painting, drawing and creating. I
can easily explain happiness that I feel: Painting is my life!
I try to reinvent myself and I’m looking for new forms of expressions
and various perspectives that could inspire me. The basis of my
painting consist in curiosity and strength to discover life with an open