Lives and works in London, UK.

About

Lewis Brander was born in London in 1995 and completed his BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College in 2018. After graduating, he lived and worked in Athens, Greece for a number of years. Currently, he lives and works in East London.

"Brander’s paintings, deep in observation of light and cloud formations, are embodiments of memory and emotion. These observations extend over a number of years as the details of the natural world begin to reveal themselves and are then recorded through semi-abstract visual languages in his studio. Brander’s depiction of atmospheric conditions are often given context by a horizon line, hinting at subject whilst providing distance. Understanding the tradition of landscape painting, Brander’s works are as much about reverence for the natural world and this history as they are a conduit in which to explore the places in which we live now."
Vardaxoglou Gallery (July, 2022)

"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."
Hector Campbell, The Shock of The Now, Issue 29 excerpt (24th February 2022)

Education

2018BA (Hons) Fine Art, Goldsmiths College University of London, London, UK
2014Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, City & Guilds of London Art School, London, UK

Awards

2018Shortlisted for the HIX Award
Shortlisted for Bloomberg New Contemporaries

Solo Exhibitions

2022(Forthcoming) Lewis Brander, Vardaxoglou Gallery, London, UK
13 July - 13 August

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022(Forthcoming) Group Show, Galeria Pelaires, Mallorca, Spain
September - October 2022
(Forthcoming) Two-person show, Grove Collective Gallery, London
15 December – 31 January 2023
First Light: Lewis Brander & Sonya Derviz, Curated by Hector Campbell, Collective Ending HQ, London, UK
2018Out of Bodies, THRDS Studio, London, UK
Not Another Degree Show, Alex Vardaxoglou, London, UK
Painting, Alex Vardaxoglou, London, UK
Goldsmiths BA (Hons) Fine Art Degree Show, London, UK
Emerging Artists, 20 Fenchurch St, London, UK
Numerous and Often Varied, Guts Gallery, London, UK
Sixteen Steps, Alex Vardaxoglou, London, UK
2017Cloth, Alex Vardaxoglou, London, UK
The Early Works, Alex Vardaxoglou, London, UK
A Vulgar Display Of, London, UK
2016Revenge Bod, London, UK

Selected Press

2022The Best Exhibitions to visit in March, Bricks Magazine (Online), March 2022
Lewis Brander in Conversation with Anna Woodward, The Artists Contemporary Podcast with Anna Woodward (Online), March 2022
The Shock of the Now Issue 29, Featured Exhibition Text Lewis Brander & Sonya Derviz 'First Light' Collective Ending HQ (Online), February 2022
First Light: Lewis Brander and Sonya Derviz, FAD magazine (Online), February 2022
2018Inside ‘Out of Bodies’, F Word Magazine (Online), October 2018
Goldsmiths Gallery/ Class of 2018, Tatler (Print), October 2018
Vardaxoglou Exhibits South London’s Emerging Talent, Don’t Panic (Online), March 2018