Born 1995 in London, UK

Lives and works in London, UK and Athens, Greece

Lewis Brander is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works between London and Athens.

His work is centered on portraits: depictions of people explored through paint, photography, documentary filmmaking and poetry. Brander’s work explores notions of sexuality, desire, personal memory and nostalgia with a preoccupation with nature and the chromatic variation of the colour of the sky.

Brander graduated from Goldsmiths College with a BA in Fine Art in 2018. He is currently working on two documentaries in both Athens, Greece and Rhuzhany, Belarus, which are set to be completed in 2021. His poetry collection 'Like a Cough in a Silent Cathedral' (2020) is set to be published in 2021.

Education

2018Goldsmiths College University of London, B.A., London, UK

Awards

2018Shortlisted for the HIX Award
Shortlisted for Bloomberg New Contemporaries

Solo Exhibitions

201830 Drawings: Lewis Brander, Vardaxoglou, London, UK

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018Out of Bodies, THRDS Studio, London, UK
Kensington and Chelsea Art Weekend, Vardaxoglou, London, UK
Paintings by, Vardaxoglou, London, UK
Goldsmiths (BA Hons) Fine Art Degree Show, London, UK
Emerging Artists, The Walkie Talkie Building, London, UK
Numerous and Often Varied, Guts Gallery, London, UK
Sixteen Steps, Vardaxoglou, London, UK
2017Cloth, Vardaxoglou, London, UK
Early Work, Vardaxoglou, London, UK
A Vulgar Display Of, London, UK
2016Revenge Bod, London, UK

Filmography

2019cinematographerO'pierrot by Tanoa Sasraku
2018cinematographerWhop, Cawbaby by Tanoa Sasraku

Selected Press

2018 Charlie Newman, Inside ‘Out of Bodies’, F Word Magazine (Online), October 2018
Goldsmiths Gallery/ Class of 2018, Tatler (Print), October 2018
Invest in Art 2018, Saatchi Art (Print and Online), October 2018
Not Another Degree Show, Artsy (Online), July 2018
Vardaxoglou Exhibits South London’s Emerging Talent, Don’t Panic (Online), March 2018