Dylan Lewis has emerged as one of the foremost figures in contemporary sculpture and his monumental sculptures are featured in private collections throughout the UK, Europe, the United States and Australia. He is one of only a handful of living artists to have had more than one solo auction with Christie’s in London.
Lewis’s overriding inspiration is the wilderness. His bronze sculptures celebrate the power and movement of Africa’s life forms while the textures speak of the continent’s primaeval, rugged landscapes and their ancient rhythms. He works intensively from life, filling books with sketches, notes and drawings. By referring to these in the solitude of his studio, he is able to reproduce the subject’s physical form as well as exploring more abstract perspectives and the animals’ deeper significance as wild creatures.