Sin Sin Fine Art @ Art Basel in Hong Kong  |  23 May - 23 June 2013

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Rick Lewis
(b. 1965 in Lumberton, Texas, USA)

Rick Lewis studied painting and sculpture at the University of North Texas, receiving a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1992. His work is born out of relationships to or qualities within nature that connect with his psyche. Imagery seems to make itself known through perception of "a thing" or through remembered experience. Inspiration for the work is found in the curve of a path, a smell that recalls a specific memory, a texture on a tree, a peculiar sound, and so on. Lewis states that "The natural environment is the only source that provides the metaphors for the way that abstract paintings are (color, surface, texture.) The paintings in and of themselves are nature. We don’t have language to help us deal with abstract images. Paintings should take you way beyond any singular subject matter. I like the sense that everything is available."

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Rick Lewis
photo ©Alf Dyblie