b. 1959, Lancashire, UK; lives and works in London
1977-1980 Manchester Polytechnic, BA 1981-1982 Jan Van Eych Academie, Maastricht
In his sculpture Below The Horizon, Steve Lewis has used foundry patterns offered to him by the Museum of London who acquired the parts in the 1960s from local foundries. The strong architectural element of the red rings, which have been formed into a gimbal, is countered by the objects placed inside the sculpture, namely a house, a tree and a telegraph pole from his childhood train set. These give the work a highly personal element and add complexity and playfulness. As with all of his works, Lewis uses colour as an integral part of the sculpture. A formal dynamic is created through the merging of colour with industrial shapes, in an original artwork which allows room for speculation.