until 29.04. | #1971ARTatBerlin | Gallery M + R Fricke currently shows the exhibition The Adoration of the Grey Field by the artist Simon Lewis.
We are pleased to present the most recent works to an ongoing project entitled „The Book of Soundings” by SIMON LEWIS.
With this drawing project he has over the last number of years produced a series of works that have sought to carefully construct a unity between text and image.
Consciously working within a graphic tradition whose broad lineage would include such works as the illuminated manuscripts of the Middle Ages, the illuminated books of William Blake and scientific illustrations from Robert Hooke and onwards, Lewis has pieced together an underplayed and laconic visual world that allows him to touch upon a wide variety of subjects without each of those subjects in turn demanding its own ”signature language”.
In his series of drawings, Lewis expands his generalist agenda to include elements from the fields of cartooning and comic strips. Here, isolated motifs, such as sticks, model trees and a deflated balloon, instead of being given titles to underwrite their meaning, are given speech bubbles that contain disjointed dialogue and oblique mathematical references. In these new drawings, Lewis has created a subdued, background world, where the images not only announce themselves with their titles – as they have always done in his drawings – but now they also think, talk and murmur, as if silently trying to reconnect themselves with the three dimensional world of things from which they have been taken. (Ursula Walbroel).
Vernissage: Saturday, 10th March 2018, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Exhibition period: Saturday, 10th March to Sunday, 29th April 2018Zur Galerie M + R Fricke
Image caption: Galerie M + R Fricke – Simon Lewis- Monument
Exhibition The Adoration of the Grey Field – M + R Fricke | Contemporary Art – Kunst in Berlin | ART@Berlin