Today’s artist is American painter Kris Lewis. Lewis studied illustration at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia and then relocated to Los Angeles where he currently lives and works.
Influences include “Alfonse Bougereau, Andrew Wyeth, Hans Holbein, Albrecht Durer, Hieronymus Bosch, Gustav Klimt, Antonio Mancini, 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 universal truth. 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.”
Lewis’s paintings have been exhibited in the U.S. and internationally including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Miami, London, and Hong Kong. His work has also appeared in Juxtapoz Magazine and Modern Painters, as well as in the books Copro/Nason: Catalogue Raisonne and Two Faced: The Changing Face of Portraiture.
To find out more about Kris Lewis visit KrisLewisArt.com.