TIM LEWIS (b 1961)
Tim Lewis was born in England 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.