In the Lost Town by Simon Lewty

Lewty's surreal and disturbing images draw on a wide range of deeply subjective experiences.

Details

Medium:
Ink, crayon, & acrylic
Dimensions:
117 x 46 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,125 ( Total: £4,500)
Acquired in:
1994
Vendor:
Art First

Before falling asleep each night, and immediately on waking, he records dream images and snatches of text as well as scribbled notes and explanatory maps and diagrams. These notes form the basic vocabulary of the finished work. Images culled from his dream notations are transferred to scraps of tissue paper and then worked up with ink, crayon, and black acrylic. The final image is a combination of the carefully distilled and refined with the accidental. Dream images form a significant part of the Museum's contemporary fine art collection.

Provenance

With Art First.

Venue details

Harris Museum & Art Gallery Market Square, PRESTON Lancashire PR1 2PP 01772 258 248 www.harrismuseum.org.uk

Entry details

Free to all
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