Lot 95 - Luke	Elwes - Sanctuary

Lot 95 - Luke Elwes - Sanctuary

Mixed Media on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Bidding starts at £50

Luke Elwes’ paintings are meditations on our place in the world. They often refer to particular journeys and to the passing of time. His work has been widely shown in galleries and museums in both the UK and Europe and in recent years he has been awarded grants to work in the US at the Vermont Studio Center and the Albers Foundation. 

Luke Elwes was born in London (1961) and spent his early years in Iran, where the light and space of the desert were a formative influence. He holds degrees from Bristol University (1983) and UAL (Camberwell school of Art 1985), and completed his Masters in Art History at London University (Birkbeck) in 2007. 

Since 1990 his work has been exhibited in the following galleries: Frestonian Gallery (London), Adam Gallery (London), Broadbent (London), Art First Contemporary (London), Browse & Darby (London), Art First (New York), Galerie Vieille du Temple (Paris), Galerie Marceau Bastille (Paris), Grand Palais (Paris), Palazzo Lanfranchi (Pisa), Galleria Ceribelli (Milan & Bergamo), Galleria Ghelfi (Vicenza). He has participated in shows at the following UK institutions: Royal Academy London, Christies London, Barbican Gallery London, National Trust, Estorick Collection London, Kettles Yard Cambridge, Southampton Art Gallery, Bury Art Gallery Manchester, Young Gallery Salisbury, Minories Colchester.  He has also written about contemporary art for journals including Modern Painters, Royal Academy Magazine, Galleries Magazine, Abstract Critical and other digital platforms. In 2011 he was invited to give an ‘Artist’s Eye’ talk at the National Gallery.