We are delighted to have the very evocative work of local artist Lewis Lewis on show at Omnibus during the month of May. Lewis was born in Belfast but has lived and worked in London since 1979. The paintings on show represent a small part of his output from the last 2 to 3 years and he has chosen works which tend towards the landscape.
Lewis talked to us about his work:-
I live on the 19th floor of a tower block and I am constantly exposed to huge skies with all the
various shifts and patterns the weather provides. And always the horizon. I never paint directly from nature and curiously have not deliberately set out to paint a landscape. But they arrive regardless. Like most abstract painters I try to wrestle something into existence through force of desire and will. The viewer can read them as landscapes or emotional states.
I am fond of the quote by John Cage, ‘I have nothing to say and I’m saying it.’ I wonder if, despite having a working aversion towards ideas and meaning, the paintings can have values nonetheless.