Rick Lewis
(U.S.A.)

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.”

Has been with Sin Sin Fine Art since 2006.

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RICK LEWIS
photo © Alf Dyblie  

Artworks



Rick Lewis AS WITHIN (FOR MAGGIE) digital composite print on fabric paper, 84 x 200 cm x 5 Panels, 2016 in day2day - double exhibition | 24 March - 24 May 2016
RICK LEWIS Moon Flower found pine cabinet, bronze, bamboo, found book, wax, leaves 18 x 30 x 20 cm | 2013 in 10 Years After | 13 Sep - 31 Oct 2013 | a group exhibition
RICK LEWIS A Question for Fung Ming Chip Mixed-Media on Canvas 46 x 61 cm | 2013 in Reach | 23 May - 23 Jun 2013 | a group exhibition
RICK LEWIS Indigo II (Booze) Oil, Asphalt, Burlap, Marble dust, Graphite on Canvas 112 x 107 cm | 2012 in Reach | 23 May - 23 Jun 2013 | a group exhibition
RICK LEWIS Brazos Oil, Marble powder, Graphite, Oil crayon, Dry pigment on Canvas 30 x 30 cm | 2012 in Reach | 23 May - 23 Jun 2013 | a group exhibition
RICK LEWIS Flathead Oil, Asphalt, Marble powder, Graphite, Dry pigment, Burlap on Canvas 160 x 152 cm | 2012 in Reach | 23 May - 23 Jun 2013 | a group exhibition
RICK LEWIS Spanish Holiday Oil, Marble powder, Oil crayon, Graphite, Dry pigment on Canvas 132 x 122 cm | 2012 in Reach | 23 May - 23 Jun 2013 | a group exhibition
RICK LEWIS Springy Banks Mixed-Media on Canvas 122 x 152 cm | 2013 in Reach | 23 May - 23 Jun 2013 | a group exhibition
RICK LEWIS Silver Lake I enamel, bitumen, smoke, graphite on paper laid on canvas 101 X 73 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Silver Lake II enamel, bitumen, smoke, graphite on paper laid on canvas 101 X 73 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Silver Lake III enamel, bitumen, smoke, graphite on paper laid on canvas 101 X 73 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Silver Lake IV enamel, bitumen, smoke, graphite on paper laid on canvas 101 X 73 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Silver Lake X enamel, aluminum powder, bitumen, smoke, graphite on paper 73.5 X 58.5 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Silver Lake XI enamel, aluminum powder, bitumen, smoke, graphite on paper 73.5 X 58.5 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Silver Lake XII enamel, aluminum powder, bitumen, smoke, graphite on paper 73.5 X 58.5 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Silver Lake XIII enamel, aluminum powder, bitumen, smoke, graphite on paper 73.5 X 58.5 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Silver Lake XIV enamel, aluminum powder, bitumen, smoke, graphite on paper 73.5 X 58.5 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Silver Lake XV enamel, aluminum powder, bitumen, smoke, graphite on paper 73.5 X 58.5 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Silver Lake XVI enamel, aluminum powder, bitumen, smoke, graphite on paper 73.5 X 58.5 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Silver Lake XVII enamel, aluminum powder, bitumen, smoke, graphite on paper 73.5 X 58.5 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Silver Lake XIX enamel, aluminum powder, bitumen, smoke, graphite on paper 73.5 X 58.5 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Silver Lake XX enamel, aluminum powder, bitumen, smoke, graphite on paper 73.5 X 58.5 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Silver Lake XXI enamel, aluminum powder, bitumen, smoke, graphite on paper 73.5 X 58.5 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Silver Lake XXIV enamel, aluminum powder, bitumen, smoke, graphite on paper 73.5 X 58.5 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Silver Lake XXIII enamel, aluminum powder, bitumen, smoke, graphite on paper 73.5 X 58.5 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Silver Lake XXVI enamel, aluminum powder, bitumen, smoke, graphite on paper 73.5 X 58.5 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Silver Lake XXV enamel, aluminum powder, bitumen, smoke, graphite on paper 73.5 X 58.5 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Silver Lake XXII enamel, aluminum powder, bitumen, smoke, graphite on paper 73.5 X 58.5 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Silver Lake XXVII oil, smoke, powdered pigment, graphite on paper 61 X 48 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Silver Lake XXVIII oil, smoke, powdered pigment, graphite on paper 61 X 48 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Untitled I oil, asphaltum, marble dust, powdered pigment, graphite on paper 28 X 23 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Untitled II oil, asphaltum, marble dust, powdered pigment, graphite on paper 28 X 23 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Untitled III oil, asphaltum, marble dust, powdered pigment, graphite on paper 28 X 23 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Untitled IV oil, asphaltum, marble dust, powdered pigment, graphite on paper 28 X 23 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Untitled VI oil, asphaltum, marble dust, powdered pigment, graphite on paper 28 X 23 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Untitled VII oil, asphaltum, marble dust, powdered pigment, graphite on paper 28 X 23 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Reflection X Mixed Media on Canvas 50.5 X 41 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Reflection XI aluminum paint, asphalt, burlap, graphite powder on canvas 50.5 X 41 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Reflection XIII aluminum paint, asphalt, burlap, graphite powder on canvas 50.5 X 41 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Reflection XII aluminum paint, asphalt, burlap, graphite powder on canvas 50.5 X 41 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Reflection IV aluminum paint, asphalt, burlap, graphite powder on canvas 50.5 X 41 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Reflection XV aluminum paint, asphalt, burlap, graphite powder on canvas 50.5 X 41 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Reflection XX aluminum paint, asphalt, burlap, graphite powder on canvas 35.5 X 28 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Reflection XXI aluminum paint, asphalt, burlap, graphite powder on canvas 35.5 X 28 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Reflection XXII aluminum paint, asphalt, burlap, graphite powder on canvas 35.5 X 28 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition
RICK LEWIS Reflection XXIII aluminum paint, asphalt, burlap, graphite powder on canvas 35.5 X 28 cm | 2012 in Wind Against Tide | 22 Nov - 31 Dec 2012 | a solo exhibition