Home Fires 03: Dale Lewis

15 September 2020

Home Fires is a series of short conversations between Edel Assanti's artistic director Jeremy Epstein and gallery artists, discussing a recent or ongoing body of work. The conversations address inspiration, research and studio process, whilst framing individual works within a broader context of each artist's practice. 


In this episode of Home Fires, Dale Lewis discusses his painting Basket Case (2020), which portrays his local Wetherspoon's pub, just after Christmas 2019.  In his renderings of London life, Lewis taps into a familiar, quintessentially British artistic tradition of addressing the tough realities of contemporary society and its fringes through a prism of dark humour and allegory.