Exhibitions: Childish Things. Andrews, Baselitz, Brassai, Chamberlain, Kertesz, Moore, Rego, Weston, James Hyman Gallery, London, 24 July - 30 August 2008.
An extraordinary pencil drawing with a surreal quality.
Lewis Chamberlain is celebrated for his hyper-realistic pencil drawings which can take as much as four years to complete, and for his incredibly detailed paintings, often of childrens' toys in domestic interiors. His work combines intense realism with fantasy, marrying a psychological charge to a sense of orchestrated calm.