Lewis Deeney’s work is instantly recognisable, his unique creative process uses interlocking geometric forms to bring a paradoxical harmony to the gestural abstraction of the painted surface. The result is a compelling interplay of chaos and order, creating transcendent paintings with an iridescent glow as colours glimmer upon the textured surface.
Scottish-born; Lewis grew up in Dumbarton before moving to Dundee to pursue a contemporary art degree in which he graduated with a first-class honor in 2020. Lewis won both the James Guthrie Orchar Memorial Prize and the Farquar Reid Trust Prize during the degree show, as well as being selected for the Freelands Painting Prize. After being awarded the William S Phillips award, a bursary for his tuition fees, Lewis continued his studies at DJCAD graduating with merit in MFA Art & Humanities in 2021. Lewis has had two successful solo shows in Scotland and his paintings have been collected by public institutions and private collectors across the UK & Europe. In 2023 Lewis was shortlisted for the Chaiya Art & Spirituality Award and represented Scotland at the Interceltique Festival, Lorient, France. Currently Lewis works in his hometown of Dumbarton, near Glasgow, Scotland.