Lucille Lewin

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About

Lucille Lewin was born in South Africa in 1948 but the political and social upheaval of apartheid brought her to London. Before pursuing a career in fine art, graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2017, she had an influential career in fashion as Founder and Creative Director of Whistles and Creative Director of Liberty. A residency in Dehua, China inspired her sculptures for the exhibition Blanc de Chine: A Continuous Conversation at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2019. In her two-man show 'In Good Company Lucille Lewin and Nicole Farhi', Lewin showed her largest body of work to date.

Lewin has shown at the V&A (2019-20), Christies (2017), Connolly's (2018, 2020), Messums Wiltshire (2017) and Collect at the Saatchi Gallery (2018-2020). Her work is held in public and private collections internationally, including the prestigious Doddington Hall collection.

  • Field Notes by Lucille Lewin
  • Coda by Lucille Lewin image by Sylvain-Deleu
  • Transmutation of Material and Matter by Lucille Lewin, photo credit Sylvain Deleu
  • Revelation of Myth by Lucille Lewin
  • Familiar Elements by Lucille Lewin, photo credit Sylvain Deleu
“My present work describes themes of fragility and impermanence, socially, politically, economically and environmentally and the ways in which we try to control this.”

Lucille Lewin

Process

Lucille Lewin’s sculptures are fractured metaphors for the human experience through time. The choice of material echoes the ethereal beauty of Chinese porcelain but it is ruptured in an agitational birthing of form. Porcelain clay is modelled, dipped, slipped, cast, thrown, cut up, pressed and extruded. The elements are then broken and reassembled through gestural acts over months of handmaking.

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