Lewis Brander (b.1995) lives and works in London. He graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2018, having previously completed his Foundation Diploma at City & Guilds of London Art School. Recent exhibitions include: ‘30 Drawings’ Solo Exhibition at Alex Vardaxoglou (London, 2018), ‘Out of Bodies’ Group Exhibition at THRDS Studio (London, 2018), ‘Numerous and Often Varied’ Group Exhibition at Guts Gallery (London, 2018) and ‘Painting’ at Alex Vardaxoglou (London, 2018).
Lewis’ paintings capture fleeting moments and fading memories, approaching sentimentality as a subject matter in and of itself. Representational yet employing an avoidance of defined narratives or dictated interpretations, his blurred and faded depictions of crumbling Greek colonnades, lounging lovers or listless London skies capture a feeling as opposed to a fact. Charged with a deep-rooted love of hand-ground oils and a penchant for pure pigment, Lewis paints on raw linen or canvas to achieve subtle, muted tones and faint, hazy hues that resonate and radiate.