Louis St.Lewis is a compelling artist from Chapel Hill, North Carolina who, has gained considerable exposure and recognition for a wide range of creative endeavors including painting, sculpture and collage. He is also known for reliefs and assemblage works which rely on actual dimensional objects for their symbolic support. St. Lewis is one of a number of artists working today with a fascination for the past. His work generally plays off classic Greek and Roman themes, or early 19th century images which he subverts and updates to address a range of contemporary issues.. His style is an eclectic mix of expressionism and pop, figuration and abstraction, narrative and decoration.- combining fragments of diverse source material-which when removed from their original context and placed within his work - take on new, often symbolic meaning.
Andy Warhol commented that Louis’s work was “like Hieronymus Bosch meets MTV!”
With over 30 national and international solo exhibitions to his credit, Louis’s creations are in the collections of such notables as HRH The Prince of Kuwait, Christian LaCroix, André Leon Talley and Oprah Winfrey. His artwork is also found in numerous museum collections, including the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Morris Museum and the Masur Museum. In 2012, Louis teamed up with Sean Yseult, artist and female bass player of White Zombie fame, for a collaborative show, “Pretty Babies,” at New Orleans’ Canary Gallery.