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Kris Lewis, 1978 | Pop-Surrealist painter





Kris Lewis born in Ocean County, NJ, is a New Jersey Shore based artist whose influences include Alfonse Bouguereau, Andrew Wyeth, Hans Holbein, Albrecht Durer, Hieronymus Bosch, Gustav Klimt and Jules-Bastien LePage.
His reverence for masters of old is apparent in his depiction of the human figure, which he uses as a vector for hidden stories, delicate emotion and finding truth.

Kris Lewis 1978 | American Realist Visionary painter

Kris Lewis 1978 | American Realist Visionary painter

Kris Lewis 1978 | American Realist Visionary painter

Kris Lewis 1978 | American Realist Visionary painter

Kris Lewis 1978 | American Realist Visionary painter

Kris Lewis 1978 | American Realist Visionary painter

His affinity for people-watching also informs his paintings, collecting glances, gestures, miens and hints and channeling them through the canvas for the viewer to share in the experience.
Kris studied at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
His paintings have been featured in galleries and museums in cities around the world; including L.A., San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Denver, Miami, London, Rome and Hong Kong.
His work has also been seen in the publications Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose, Modern Painters, and American Art Collector.
Kris Lewis has been featured in the books Suggestivism, Copro/Nason: A Catalogue Raisonne and Two Faced: The Changing Face of Portraiture.

Kris Lewis 1978 | American Realist Visionary painter

Kris Lewis 1978 | American Realist Visionary painter

Kris Lewis 1978 | American Realist Visionary painter

Kris Lewis 1978 | American Realist Visionary painter

Kris Lewis 1978 | American Realist Visionary painter


Artist Statement
"As I begin a painting the subject physically, emotionally and spiritually reveals itself to me. Each brush stroke speaks to the subsequent stroke, carrying out a dialog, linking my subject and me as if we were meeting for the first time. I find this uncertainty exciting and embrace the indecisive nature of my work".
Kris Lewis 1978 | American Realist Visionary painter

Kris Lewis 1978 | American Realist Visionary painter

Kris Lewis 1978 | American Realist Visionary painter

Kris Lewis 1978 | American Realist Visionary painter

Kris Lewis 1978 | American Realist Visionary painter

























Nato nel 1978 in New Jersey, Kris Lewis vive e lavora a New York. Ha studiato all’accademia di Philadelphia e tra le sue principali influenze troviamo Durer, Bosch e Klimt.
Si ispira ai maestri del passato, i suoi corpi vengono infatti definiti da linee sinuose e precisione anatomica, così come nelle opere classiche di maggior successo.
Alla rappresentazione classica del corpo femminile, lewis unisce un tocco surreale che ricorda le opere di Andrew Wyeth e Hans Holbein, rendendo ogni dipinto originale pur evocando qualcosa di già conosciuto.
Le sue opere, tutte realizzati ad olio su tela, sono esposte in gallerie e musei in città di tutto il mondo, tra cui Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Denver, Miami, Londra, Roma e Hong Kong.







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