Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Kris Lewis

Perhaps the beautiful glances in Kris Lewis’s paintings are sourced from an attentiveness to his fellow man. An untold story is inscribed in each piece, journeys of which we only catch a snippet or glimpse. Much of the driving force of his art could also stem from his own mother’s story, a Latvian who fled the Communist regime of her homeland.

Kris' traditional paintings captivated me as soon as I saw them, the gaze of his subjects seems to pin the viewer as we search to describe what these vulnerable women are trying to convey.  Hauntingly Beautiful emotive portraits with just a touch of the surreal in the distortion of the limbs.


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