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Chris open studio is now VIRTUAL ONLY (see below for more info).

Chris Lewis-JonesCROSS-MEDIA
Chris is an artist-flaneur, travelling hopefully across media and contexts. To say that his practice is broad would be an understatement, it includes drawing, (especially environmental frottage and performative drawing), painting (especially innovative approaches to watercolour), printmaking (including direct printing from food), installation, assemblage, collage, photography (especially documented derives), live art/performance, writing, acting, music and much more. Central to everything he does is an exploration of the stratigraphy of context. Whatever the medium, whatever the context, Chris’s art addresses contemporary, existential subjects with intelligence and wit.

Primary, Seely Road, Radford, Nottingham NG7 1NU
f: Chris Lewis-Jones  FenFrott  FOOD4THOUGHT
t: DogsDaughter

Chris spent so much of his childhood in his father’s studio that he considered himself to be an artist from an early age. Since graduating from art school his jobs have included:  gardener, archaeological illustrator, gallery education officer, lecturer, actor, musician. He has exhibited and/or performed at PS2 (Belfast), Mostyn Gallery (Llandudno), Meniere Gallery (London), Aid & Abet (Cambridge), Southampton Gallery and Tate Britain.  Awards include: Kevin Ryan Community Hero (2020), Observer Ethical Award (2015), Neighbourhood Project of the Year (2008), International (Most Original) Robin Hood (1993), 1st Prize Edinburgh Festival Cavalcade (1992), 3rd Prize (Painting) East Midlands Open (1993).


I am based at Primary (New Midland Group artists space) in Nottingham.  This former school has high ceilings, so lots of storage space. My studio has windows on four sides, which is rather special. It is a large room, which I share with fellow primate Nastassja Simensky.


If you are interested in this work, please contact the artist directly through the links above.

Informed by the discourse/s of psychogeography, my work asks questions about who we are and where we are. I try to create work that embraces the multiplicity of narrative that characterizes the post-modern but also the traditional/craft values that imbue work with its visual authority.