Acting as an ode to lost Polish identity in the myriad of British culture, order Ida Cholewinska’s work is inspired by Stanislaw Wyspianski’s 19th century drama The Wedding (a tale that remarks on Poland’s fractured political situation).
Her work attempts to satirise the dichotomy of stagnant traditions and obsolete religious beliefs, anesthetist exploring how the past can affect the development of national identity. Ida often uses Polish costume as a template, store a canvas on which to overlay paint or printed sections. Combining symbols characteristic of both cultures, Ida’s work uses memory in an attempt to bridge the gap between her past and present.

 

Ida Cholewinska

 

Ida Cholewinska