Ezshwan Winding’s encaustic paintings at Small Works Gallery

By Cynthia Hamilton

Ezshwan Winding is a recognized artist in San Miguel, working in encaustic and teaching her popular workshops for the last nine years.

Works by Ezshwan Winding
Fri, Apr 5, 5-7pm
Small Works Gallery
During the Art Walk
Fábrica La Aurora

Working as an art dealer in San Francisco, I’m quite familiar with the ancient medium of encaustic; however, too often I find contemporary artists working in this technique to be stuck in patterns, literally. I understand it’s challenging and time-consuming, which perhaps is why the surface it creates is frequently discussed, but after spending time with Ezshwan Winding’s recent paintings I found myself wanting to meld into the visual stories she creates.

She clearly has mastered this medium and her art evokes a sensuality and vigor that is not only inspiring but uniquely transcendent. The movement, color and balance she creates encouraged me to look deeper and respond. Like a great conversation, I didn’t want the exchange to end. And how wonderful that encaustic responds and glows with touch! Knowing that Small Works, a wonderful gallery in the Aurora, is not only supporting her art but also allowing us to meet her, her art and learn more about this tactile medium is wonderful. Another reason life in San Miguel is so enriching and vibrant.

Join Ezshwan Winding at Small Works gallery Friday, April 5, at the Fábrica la Aurora art walk.


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