Dale Lewis

Born 1980, Dale Lewis lives and works in London. Graduated from BA Fine Art, London Guildhall University (2002); and MA Fine Art, University of Brighton (2006).

Lewis’ paintings and drawings depict his own experiences, painted / drawn from memory. He focuses on subjects drawn from his immediate surroundings – the reality of contemporary urban life. His work alternates between observations of society, from the mundane to the extreme (social immobility, 9-5 jobs, consumerist excess, binge drinking, gang violence) and scenes inspired by his personal life – family dinners, gay clubs, close friends, lovers. Lewis’ compositions are inspired by renaissance and religious paintings, through which his work seeks a classical spiritual transcendence for ordinary people in day-to-day existence.

Lewis’ work can be found in public collections including Fundacion AMMA, Mexico; The Arsenal, Montreal; David Roberts Art Foundation, London; Saatchi Gallery, London; Zabludowicz Collection, London; Rema Hort Mann Foundation, New York.

Recent exhibitions include Friends and Friends of Friends, Schlossmuseum, Linz (2020); Crowd, Hannah Barry Gallery, London (2020); The Great Day, Edel Assanti, London (2020); Entrance Installation, Times Square Space, 1500 Broadway, New York (2018); Parallel Realities, Galerie Division, Montreal (2018); Iconoclasts: Art out of the Mainstream, Saatchi Gallery, London (2017); and Mixed Signals, Christian Larsen Gallery, Stockholm (2016).

Awards and residencies include Art Athina Residency, Athens (2019); Arsenal Montreal Residency, Montreal (2018); and Zabludowicz Collection Residency, New York (2017).

Last updated: 15.04.2021