Buzzed-About Brooklyn Artist Zane Lewis Reborn as an Abstract Painter at London’s Art16 Fair
Zane Lewis’ practice has changed drastically over the course of his career, but he considers himself first and foremost a conceptual painter. His works include paintings that draw on found or pop cultural images, textured paintings such as his “Shatter Paintings,” which appear to be embedded with shards of glass, and a series of hand-made holographic paintings.
Though Zane Lewis’s practice has changed drastically over the course of his career, he considers himself foremost a conceptual painter. He first became known for his “Drip Paintings” (2005-2010), featuring found or pop cultural images and multi-colored cascades of paint. For these works, Lewis developed a technique that allowed the different paint colors to combine without mixing, and to retain a wet look. Since 2009, he has been working on “Shatter Paintings,” in which shards of glass appear to be embedded into a painting’s surface. Lewis describes this series as a turning point, when he became “more interested in apparitions than specific imagery,” and making “painting that never looks the same way twice.” Other works include a series of hand-made holographic paintings.
American, b. 1981, San Antonio, Texas, based in Brooklyn, New York