"Sound then Vision" a photo and sculpture audio installation, 2017
Mr. Roach & Mr. Chaplin, single channel video, 2016
Grand World, Tito's Cave series, 2016
Counter Posto, single channel video, 2016
"(Doug) Lewis' artwork explores relational environments between social and subconscious spaces using a constantly evolving variety of mediums that often include video, photo, audio, sculpture, performance and installation media". - artist, Andy Denzler, 2006
I live and travel between China and Canada, constantly in the mode of travel and never feel quite settled in either place. My transitory life exists between geographies, cultures, languages (and politics). My somewhat nomadic existence provides me with lenses to watch evolving and often colliding worlds. My art practice is based on an idea of me being a constant stranger no matter where - "I am always becoming the place that I am" (Henri Lefevbre) and always looking for ways to vitalize events of the everyday. My artwork is made by collecting events that result in artworks that use multiple mediums often as installations. A new and in-progress artwork entitled “Sound Then Vision” is an exploration of phenomenon that can be found between delays of what we see, hear and experience. Both are reflexive and for me, very much like what we experience in a cinema, awaiting for a film to start. All point toward the phenomena of consciousness. Selected mediums include photography, audio-video, audio, sculpture, and performance. My work is project-by-project based, rather than by an overall focus.
Screenplay Series, video, photo, performance, 2012
Digital print and performance, "Write me in Beijing", rice paper, ink, 2016
Mobile phone art ...phone cams are like compasses that show where and who we are.
Sračok & Pöhlmann is a project founded in Susak, Croatia, in 2006, by Herman Sračok and Rupert Pöhlmann. They support leading contemporary artists and are working in an international landscape, developing exhibition spaces in London, Croatia and New York. contact: Sračok & Pöhlmann
As a curator
my practice is in two distinct parts: a "museum" approach as well as something I call "3rd practice". The 3rd practice is a hybrid collaboration between selected artists and myself, in a system where we produce together through a system of "call-and-response". My curatorial practice is influenced by my art practice in that my focus is to locate social and theoretical dynamics; researching artists and histories that aim to locate the "present". I am interested in how the global affects the local, and how the local effects the global.
In|Outsource International Project, Art Museum Nanjing (AMNUA), 2015
"Lewis blurs cultural anthropology (ethnography) and art, and calibrates things materially by throwing in (and sharing) his perspective" -artist, curator, Gilles Hebert, 2017
Jus' Toyin Around , "3rd Practice", was an international Exhibition held in Winnipeg, Canada, July 2017. It featured 12 artists from around the world, two local poets ( Grant Guy, Glen Johnson) and myself on bass guitar.
China:86 (10) 1318 1464 120
Canada: (204) 881.8576
"Lewis' artwork explores relational environments between social and subconscious spaces using a constantly evolving variety of mediums that often include video, photo, audio, sculpture, performance and installation media". -artist Andy Denzler, 2006