Photo: Elfyn Lewis in Cardiff, Wales

Elfyn Lewis

Artist, Maker, Curator, Lecturer / academic

Surfaces are layered with paint that overflows, dripping. Congested, thick impasto paint has been pushed and forced to create a painting, which is also an object of desire. These paintings are layered time after time until the upper layer explodes and transforms from its volcanic creation into a vivid landscape. These are eruptions of colour and beauty intended to transfix the viewer. Datganiad Rhoddir haenau o baent sy’n gorlifo, diferu, dros yr arwynebau. Mae paent impasto trwchus, gorddwys yn cael ei wthio a’i gymell i greu llun sydd hefyd yn wrthrych dyhead. Rhoddir haen ar ben haen ar y paentiadau hyn nes bod yr haen uchaf yn ffrwydro, gan drawsnewid eu creadigaeth folcanaidd yn dirlun lliwgar. Echdoriadau o liw a harddwch yw rhain, a’u bwriad yw hoelio sylw y sawl sy’n edrych. Awards 2010 Winner, Welsh Artist of the Year - St David’s Hall Cardiff, Wales 2009 Awarded Individual Production Grant - Arts Council of Wales 2009 CASW Purchase Prize, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Meirion & District 2009 Gold Medal winner, National Eisteddfod of Wales, Meirion & District 2004 Winner of the Focal Purchase Prize, Focal Visual Arts Festival, Ruthin, Wales 2003 Production and Audience Development Award, Arts Council of Wales 2001 Winner of the Warren Morris Perpetual Cup - Oriel Ynys Môn, Llangefni, Wales 2000 Career Development Grant, Arts Council of Wales - travel grant, New York, U.S.A. 1996 Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy, Wales (award winner young contemporaries under 35) Commissions 2005 Poetry Wales: 40 Years - Original artwork used as front cover 2004 Poetry Wales: (Volume 40 number 3) - Original artwork used as front cover 2003 ‘White Star’ Robin Llywelyn, Parthian Books - Original artwork used as front cover 2002 ‘Planet’ The Welsh Internationalist - Front cover and feature about my work (issue 150) 2001 ‘Different Lights’ UKwithNY, Angel Orensanz Foundation, Center for the Arts, New York, U.S.A. Theatrical performance piece combining painting and music 2000 Lliwiau Rhyddid - The Colours of Freedom. Artist in Residence Theatr Bara Caws, Caernarfon, Wales Collaboration between an artist, musician and two poets 2000 Cywaith Cymru.Artworks Wales project - Royal National Eisteddfod of Wales, Llanelli, Wales 1999 ‘Rancid Aluminium’ Film based on novel by James Hawes. Original artworks commissioned for interior film sets 1998 ‘White Afternoon’ Welsh Fiction, Parthian Books - Original artwork used for front cover read full statement

Location Cardiff, Wales
Activities Lecturing, Residencies, Workshops, Public art, Private commissions, Curating
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting
Tags painter, wales, acrylics, cymru, abstract, paint, painting, paper, cardiff

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