Dale Lewis

No Place Like Home, installation view, Block336, London, UK, 2021.
Artist Info
Dale Lewis’ paintings depict the artist’s personal experiences, painted from memory. Reflecting on the realities of contemporary urban life, he focuses on subjects drawn from his immediate surroundings: social immobility, consumerist excess, binge drinking culture, gang violence, bad diet, class divides, family life and 9-5 jobs. Lewis’ energetic yet meticulously detailed paintings inherit the scale, compositional and narrative structures of canonical art historical painting – renaissance and religious scenes in particular – with devices of metamorphosis, transcendence, spirituality and sexuality serving as mainstays.
Dale Lewis (b. 1980) completed a BA in Fine Art at London Guildhall in 2002, an MFA at Brighton in 2006 and graduated from the Turps Studio Programme in 2015. Recent solo exhibitions include No Place Like Home, Block 336, London, UK (2021); The Great Day, Edel Assanti, London, UK (2020); Free Range, Nino Mier Gallery, Los Angeles, USA (2019) and Fat, Sugar, Salt, Edel Assanti, London, UK (2018). Recent institutional exhibitions include The Day I Saw You, Museo de la Cancillería, Mexico City (2021) and Friends and Friends of Friends, Schlossmuseum, Linz, Austria (2020). In 2021 Lewis’ permanent 8 metre high mural was unveiled at Picturehouse’s newest central London cinema. Lewis was the recipient of the 2016 Jerwood Painting Fellowship. His work is in international collections including By Art Matters, Hangzhou, China; David Roberts Art Foundation, London, UK; Fundacion AMMA, Mexico; Hort Foundation, New York, USA; The Arsenal, Montreal, Canada and Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK. Dale Lewis lives and works in London.


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Dale Lewis in conversation with Eliel Jones.

Home Fires 14: Dale Lewis speaks with Jane Hayes Greenwood, director of Block336 about his commission for the gallery.

Home Fires 10: Dale Lewis discusses his painting 'Black Jack', 2020, with writer Daniel Culpan.

Home Fires 03: Dale Lewis speaks with Edel Assanti's artistic director Jeremy Epstein about his 35 metre panoramic project 'The Great Day', 2020.

Dale Lewis discusses his mural commission for Picturehouse, Finsbury Park.

Dale Lewis and writer Daniel Culpan walkthrough his epic work 'The Great Day', 2020.

Dale Lewis in conversation with Sacha Craddock.
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