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Lewis Andrews/ 'Landscapes'

Lewis Andrews is a Fine Artist based in Leeds, United Kingdom. His work specialises in dealing with complex thoughts, ideas and facts within nature and science. Some explore those in which we seem to be overshadowed and overpowered in comparison by the vast distances, size or quantities. Others investigate moments of extreme power, creation and rebirth on a molecular scale or on a scale comparable to that of the universe. Questioning our relationships, place and role within the universe, environment and natural spaces. The ocean has been and continues to be a stimulation of beauty and awe for most people. Lewis’s artworks involving the ocean touches upon its destructive power coupled with its ability to spiritually heal and discover ourselves. Upon confrontation with the immense power, the artist hopes to engage the audience in a pleasuring experience through the underlying terror and awe inducing visual spectacle.

Inspired by theories of the sublime written by Edmund Burke, the 'Oceanic Sublime' series aims to document the moments where nature displays great power and dominance. Giant waves, vast sea storms, and chaotic breaks can all lead to emotions similar to those of the sublime. Feeling a sense of pleasure from a force greater than one’s self within the chaos and horror present. “The passion caused by the great and the sublime in nature, when those causes operate most powerfully, is Astonishment; and astonishment is that state of the soul, in which all its motions are suspended, with some degree of horror” - Edmund Burke, ‘A Philosophical Enquiry…’, 1757.




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