Dylan Lewis, born in Johannesburg in 1964, is a South African artist who has emerged as one of the foremost figures in contemporary sculpture. Lewis’s work features in private collections throughout the UK, Continental Europe, United States and Australia.
Here you see some of his latest work. These ‘Fragments’ are located at his Sculpture garden in Stellenbosch (South Africa). Inspiration Lewis’s primary inspiration is the wilderness. At one level his bronze sculptures celebrate the power and movement of Africa’s life forms; at another the textures he creates speak of the continent’s primaeval, rugged landscapes and their ancient rhythms. He works intensively from life, filling books with sketches, notes and drawings. By referring to these in the solitude of his studio, he is able to reproduce the subject’s physical form while exploring their more abstract, deeper meaning.