b. 1980, United Kingdom

Dale Lewis Biography

Lewis' figurative, mural-scale works are explicitly influenced by the symbolic conventions and compositional drama of Medieval and Renaissance painting, wherein the plane is dominated by the dynamic intertwining of bodies and punctuated by emblematic tokens of sin, virtue and status.

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This is combined with the artist's personal encounters and acute eye for the everyday human dramas that play out in the urban environments he frequents, and filtered through a distinct authorial subject position as a white, gay male of working-class upbringing possessing the satirical, good-natured-but-brutal sense of humour that characterizes much British creative output.

The result is a visual language equal parts Martin Parr meets Chris Morris, Rembrandt-cum-Basquiat; plausibly grotesque, amplified to absurdity, narrative-laden and energetically complex.

Dale Lewis Featured Artworks

The Apprentice by Dale Lewis contemporary artwork painting
Dale Lewis The Apprentice Oil, acrylic and spray paint on canvas
200 x 400 cm
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Coq au vin by Dale Lewis contemporary artwork painting
Dale Lewis Coq au vin, 2016 Oil, acrylic and spray paint on canvas
200 x 400 cm
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Hope Street by Dale Lewis contemporary artwork painting
Dale Lewis Hope Street, 2016 Oil, acrylic and spray paint on canvas
200 x 400 cm
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Mothers ruin by Dale Lewis contemporary artwork painting
Dale Lewis Mothers ruin, 2016 Oil, acrylic and spray paint on canvas
200 x 400 cm
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Dale Lewis Recent Exhibitions

Dale Lewis Represented By

Choi&Lager Gallery contemporary art gallery in Seoul, South Korea Choi&Lager Gallery Cologne, Seoul
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