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Luke Elwes

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Journey, 2013 Oil On Linen 125x155cm © Luke Elwes
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Aquaterra, 2012 Oil On Canvas 107x214cm © Luke Elwes
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Crossing, 2013 Oil On Linen 125x155cm © Luke Elwes
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Pilgrim, 2010 Oil On Linen 152x152cm © the artist
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Pssage, 2009 Oil On Linen 76 X 91 Cm © Luke Elwes
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Mustang, 2009 Oil On Linen 122x152 Cm © Luke Elwes
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Fathom, 2007 Oil On Linen 91x107cm © Luke Elwes
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Trace , 2009 Oil On Linen 102 X 102cm © Luke Elwes
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Fold, 2007 Oil On Linen 152 X 152 Cm © Luke Elwes
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Palimpsest, 2012 Mixed Media On Paper 114x 143cm © Luke Elwes
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Night Tide, 2011 Mixed Media On Paper 114x143cm © Luke Elwes
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Autumn, 2013 Mixed Media On Paper 114x144cm © Luke Elwes
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
London
Birth year
1961
Lives in
London
Works in
London
Representing galleries
Art First, Broadbent London, Galerie Vieille du Temple Paris, Adam Gallery
Statement

Luke Elwes came to prominence in the early 1990s with a series of exhibitions that developed out of his exploratory travels to remote regions of the world and are both a distillation of that experience and a reflection on the passage of time and the trace of history. His work documents the inner experience of his journeys by exploring the memories which surface through the act of painting, a process which for Elwes, is ‘a continuous process of loss and recovery.’

Luke Elwes was born in London in 1961 and spent his early years in Iran. He studied at Bristol University and Camberwell School of Art (1980-85) and Birkbeck College, University of London (MA Art History 2005-07). He has exhibited in London, New York, Paris & Milan with Adam Gallery (London) Art First Contemporary (London & New York), Broadbent (London), Galerie Vieille du Temple (Paris) and Ceribelli Gallery (Milan). In Italy he participated in the 1991 survey, Il Sud Del Mondo, L’Altra Arte Contemporanea, He has written on contemporary painting for various journals as well as writing catalogue essays on a range of modern painters, from Sam Francis to Roger Hilton (Kettles Yard, Cambridge 2008). He has also curated Genius Loci  (Bergamo Italy 2008), Another Country (Estorick London 2010) & Vital Signs (Clifford Chance London 2015).