Lot 249 - Cathy Lewis - I Will Catch You
Watercolour on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Bidding starts at £50
B. 1968, Bristol, UK. Lives and works in Bristol
Cathy Lewis’ work examines cultural identity, the importance of a cultural heritage and how this may be learnt and shared. Encouraging her audience to examine links between the past and the future, her works call into question how the future is consistently propped up by the past. Her work is figurative, often using groups, verging towards installations. Working in both bronze and jesmonite, Lewis is known for flawless representation of form. The importance of Tea plays particular relevance in her Re Set Tea Set series, how such a seemingly common and unassuming product can have such a historical, social and cultural impact. Lewis lives and works Bristol, UK and studied at the Glasgow School of Art and Falmouth School of Art. She has been a studio holder at Spike Island in Bristol since 1998, was shortlisted for the Threadneedle Prize in 2018 and won the Jack Goldhill Award at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, 2019. “My work often combines a layering of ideas, each idea influencing the outcome of a piece. For me, art is about questions rather than answers.” - Cathy Lewis
Artist Statement: This watercolour is a poem of support, for when life can suddenly, unexpectedly change. It came from a series of photos I made titled: Will you catch me when I am falling?