Approved: 08.07.2012

Durbin Lewis Ltd

Artist, Maker, Film-maker, Art historian, Researcher

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Approved: 08.07.2012

Durbin Lewis Ltd is an art brand that enquires into the perception of value and worth in material culture. Artefacts form the basis for the work, with antiques through to junked items being used sculpturally and photographically. Initiated in 2009, Durbin Lewis is the art brand as created and designed by John Rogers acting as director. Certain objects are used repetitively in order to generate a sensation

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  • Location: London
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Art historical research, Private commissions, Curating, Collecting
  • Categories: Furniture, Metalwork, Mixed Media, Photography, Sculpture
  • Tags: Antique, photogram, readymade, chair, tyre, mattress, silver, porcelain, welding, value
 
 

Biography

Durbin Lewis Ltd is an art brand that enquires into the perception of value and worth in material culture. Artefacts form the basis for the work, with antiques through to junked items being used sculpturally and photographically. Initiated in 2009, Durbin Lewis is the art brand as created and designed by John Rogers acting as director. Certain objects are used repetitively in order to generate a sensation of branding, acting as trademarks. Tyres, mattresses and Georgian chairs have all found themselves persistently repeated in the product line, in order to narrow the hyper saturated world of objects that we live in. Studios in London and South Wales.

CV & Education

Educated:

2013 – 5: Royal College of Art, [MA Sculpture]

2010 – 3: Goldsmiths, University of London, [BA Fine Art & History of Art]

2009 - 10: Glamorgan University, [Foundation]

 

Solo Show:

2012Durbin Lewis: Made Ready at L1 Gallery, London: May 16th – June 22nd 

2012Tyre Impressions and Stagnants at The Coal Exchange, Cardiff: May 27th

 

Group Shows (selected):

2014/2015 Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition

Berkeley Gallery, Greenwich Heritage Centre, London: July 31st Aug 28th

Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales; Sep 6th – Nov 8th

Banbury Museum & Art Gallery, Oxford: Nov 22nd – Jan 10th

Royal Albert Hall, London: Jan 16th – Feb 15th 2015

Shire Hall Gallery, Stafford: Mar 14th – May 10th 2015

Belfast Photo Festival, Waterfront Hall, Belfast: Jun 4th 30th 2015

 

2014 ‘A Significant Other’Hammersmith and Fulham Arts Festival, Hammersmith Town Hall: June 8th – 15th (curated by Jack Jones)

2014 ‘Photogram Open at Urmson-Burnett Gallery and Silverprint, Salisbury and London: Feb 18th – March 15th  

2013 Vibe Bar Introducing at Vibe Bar Gallery, London: November 17th

2013 ‘Wells Art Contemporary’ at Well and Mendip Museum, Wells, Somerset: October 10th – 19th (selected by Richard Wentworth CBE, Bruce Mclean, Roy Ackerman CBE and Dan Hays)

2013 ‘HOT-ONE-HUNDRED’ at Schwartz Gallery, London: July 17th – August 3rd (curated by Ismail Erbil and Patrick Michalopoulos)

2013Figure IIIat Red Bull Studios, London: March 28th

2013 ‘Ornamental Status IIIat 5th Base Gallery, London: March 7th – 13th

2012Gold in the Crucible at Arch 402 Gallery, London: December 10th – 12th (Curated by Hanna Laura Kaljo)

2012trans:format an alternative space, London:  July 12th (Curated by Hanna Laura Kaljo)

2012GRASSGRASS at Press Play House, London: June 13th

2011Honeymoon at The Rag Factory, London: May 26 - 8th