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Paul Lewin

Digital Mural

Saturday, March 12, 2016 - Saturday, April 16, 2016

Paul Lewin is a self-taught artist born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1973 and moved to the U.S. with his family in 1977. While he currently resides in Oakland, CA, he grew up in Miami, FL. Raised by a family of storytellers, Lewin grew fond of his father’s stories of the old country in Jamaica and became inspired by the cultures he was introduced to as a child. Initially starting with pencil and paper to create his own stories and representations of himself, he continued to paint in acrylics as his medium.


Lewin’s work merges the art of storytelling with visual culture; his art practice creates a language that reflects stories and a history of his ancient ancestors. Influenced by his upbringing within Afro-Carribean communities, he drew from such experiences to create a visual language that weaves an ancestral past with visions of nature and everyday life. His work can be described as a form of cultural survival that is also influenced by sci-fi and fantasy interlaced with indigenous folklore, tribal cultures, religion, and ancient societies.


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