Tim Lewis was born in England in 1961 and graduated from the
Royal College of Art in London in 1987. He has exhibited
internationally and his work is in public collections including the
Arts Council of Great Britain, the British Council, and the Walker
Art Gallery in Liverpool, England.
Lewis' work continually advances in terms of personal and
practical development; works are first envisioned in their entirety
and thereafter realised. The electronic programming and physicality
required to animate a piece and fulfil the original design, entails
an extensive period of development and discovery for each work. In
2012 for the exhibition Mechanics at Flowers, Lewis showed
Jetsam, a large Kiwilike object and Pony an
ostrich-like anatomy constructed from three mechanical arms. These
recent works reveal creatures born of mechanics in the same way
that genetics engineers use science.