Nature, Science & The Sublime.
Lewis Andrews is a Fine Artist based in Leeds, United Kingdom. His work specializes in dealing with complex thoughts, ideas, and facts within nature and science. Some explore those in which we seem to be overshadowed and overpowered in comparison by the vast distances, size, or quantities. Others investigate moments of extreme power, creation, and rebirth on a molecular scale or on a scale comparable to that of the universe. Questioning our relationships, place, and role within the universe, environment and natural spaces.
Lewis Andrews moved to Leeds in 2016 to study a BA(Hons) in Fine Art at Leeds Arts University. After graduating in 2019, lewis continues to work in Leeds. In 2022, Lewis completed his Postgraduate Fine Arts Degree also at Leeds Arts University, graduating with a Masters in the Creative Arts. Lewis has participated in exhibitions up and down the country and internationally.
Lewis held his first solo show 186,000mi/s whilst studying at Leeds Arts University in 2018 at Wharf Chambers, Leeds, UK.
Lewis was one of the artists picked to participate in the Aon Community Art Awards program 2019 running through to 2021 with his oceanic sublime photography work being displayed in Aon Headquarters, London.
In 2019, Lewis was one of the selected artists to participate in Lumen collective's 'Natural Light' Exhibition' at Air Gallery, Altrincham, UK. The exhibition and accompanying workshops were successful in receiving Arts Council Funding supporting the show. In late 2019 Lewis displayed two projection works at Coventry Cathedral as part of 'Open projections'. One on the 15h November and the other on New Year's Eve 2019.
Lewis himself held three exhibitions through his website and published three online publications during the pandemic. This included the 'Quarantined Light' Online exhibition and zine featuring artworks from 21 artists.
In September 2020 after the UK national lockdown, Lewis was selected to participate in 'Reality and Its Disorders' by the Degrees of Freedom Collective at Espacio Gallery, London. The exhibition featured works from various artists and performers with all the work reflecting on the three months of national lockdown and the pandemic.
In November 2020, Lewis was selected to participate in the Mayes Creative Watching the Sun: Virtual Residency alongside other artists with an interest in astronomy and ancient astrology. Lewis went on to participate in two more virtual arts-science residences with Mayes Creative. the Mayes creative 'Starlight' virtual arts - science residency follow up to November 2020 watching the sun residency, which at this time had a publication published and included within the Royal Astronomy Society Archive. Mayes creative's 'Ancient Materials' Virtual Arts - Science residency was the sixth online residency in which lewis participated. The residency took place in October 2021 and resulted in the creation of the 'Wanderer' artwork series and 'Corpse II, III, and IV'.
In January 2022, The 'Wanderer' artworks were featured in the 'Above & Below' arts-science publication from Mayes Creative following on from the October 2021 residency.
In May 2021, Lewis was selected for the 2021 exhibition of 'Ones to Watch' exhibition at Sunny Bank Mills Gallery, Farsley, West Yorkshire. Alongside the opening of 'Ones to Watch', Lewis's 'Poisoned Atmosphere works' were featured in the Virtual Art Fair Art Prize online exhibition.
In late July 2021, Lewis was selected to participate in the 'Distance Domestic' exhibition. Curated by Co.Curation, the exhibition reflected on the role of the Home and domestic space in a time of Covid and social distancing.
The exhibition featured Quarantined Light #6 & #7.
In November 2021, Lewis participated in his first international exhibition 'Sonora'. Featuring the artwork 'Corpse I', the exhibition featured artworks from artists inspired by various sounds and music. Lewis's work returned to Echo studios in March 2022 for the 'Chronos' exhibition featuring four of 'The Destruction of Our Pale Blue Dot' drawings. From the 30th of July until the 13th of August, Lewis's Destruction of Our Pale Blue Dot work was featured in the 'Interlude' group exhibition at Espaco Ira Rebella, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
February 2022 featured an exhibition in Tower Bridge, London with Boomer Gallery featuring two of the 'Carbon - Cosmos' drawings.
Late April 2022 saw the publication of 'Artists Responding too...' Issue #2 Magazine curated by Polly Bates featuring Lewis's 'Destructive Carbon' drawings touching upon the urgent action needed to tackle air pollution.
During April 2022, Lewis participated in the 30 / 30 project from 12oCollective. Artists signed up to project from around the world for a project in which each artist produced one artwork per day for every day within the month of April. The resulting artwork of 30 individual pieces 'Symphony Atomic' was the product of Lewis's time on the project.
In July 2022, Lewis completed his Masters Degree in Fine Art at Leeds Arts University.
In May 2022, Lewis joins fellow artists of the Masters Fine Art department of Leeds Arts University for the group exhibition at Wakefield Art House '27 Seconds' featuring a one-off artwork 'Contained Wanderer' and sister artwork to the 'Wanderer' photographic series.
On the 14th of July 2022, Lewis partnered with his fellow Masters artists to hold the 'A Tittering of Magpies' exhibition at the Middle Floor, Wharf Chambers, Leeds. Between September 19th - 24th 2022, Lewis's 'Wanderer' work from his Postgraduate Degree was on display in the MA showcase at Leeds Arts University.
Between October & November 2022, Lewis's work was featured in Fronteer Gallery's 'Anything But Paint' group exhibition and Cista Art's online exhibition 'Light & Shadow'. Alongside these two exhibitions, Lewis's work also returned to Echo Studios, Sao Paulo, Brazil for the 'Reflexo' group exhibition.
'Wanderer V & VIII' as well as 'Corpse III & IV' were also featured in the 8th Edition of The FLUX Review magazine in December of 2022.