Born in 1980 and based in Wales. Iwan Lewis works primarily in painting and installation.
Drawing from a broad spectrum of cultural influence Lewis’s landscape is often surreal yet diaristic, indulging in mis-readings and failed languages. His work seeks to obtain a sense of visual poetry. The fragment is heavily relied upon in the work to suggest rather than to reveal a narrative. This can show up through a deliberately considerd title or by playing one piece against another. By allowing a portrait, within an installation of paintings, to act as both narrator and a formal representation, a fictional narrative takes place.
The exhibition is produced in collaboration, with the generous support of CALL Cultural Action Llandudno C.I.C., Helfa Gelf Art Trail and the Esmee Fairbarn Foundation.