About: George H. Lewis
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As an artist, I seek to cultivate a symbiosis across cultures, creeds, and gender. I am a believer in the power of empathy and its ability to break the duality that permeates our society. Like all things, the world works best when it is balanced. This means that we must allow both the yin and the yang to prosper, permitting the Apollonian and the Dionysian to cohabit in harmony. Our society has globalized rapidly in the last century, yet it has not transformed at an equal rate. My artwork aims to catalyze this necessary transformation by challenging our inherent perceptions of the “other” and revealing the key truth about all human beings: that we are far more similar than we are different.

In my journey, I have made my way to over eighty countries, including prolonged stints in the Middle East. In my travels over the past decade, I have observed and documented the inner emancipation of both men and women within the constructs of sexuality and the traditions of gender. As the artist, I am an observer and not a judge. I have come across people of all sorts of backgrounds and allow each and every one of them to feel comfortable in expressing themselves fully, without fear of society or the outside world. After all, it is time for us to go within, to illuminate ourselves, not to hope for illumination from an outside source. These experiences have challenged my own views time and time again, repeatedly refining my outlook of the world. With my artwork, I hope to trigger a similar transformation among those who view my art. For me, it is not just about the beauty of a piece of art, but the dialogue it presents. There is a story behind each piece that I produce, something more beautiful than its superficial appearance. In a society that is quick to judge and resistant to change, I hope to remind my audience that, as Dostoyevsky once wrote, “It is far easier to condemn a man, than to understand him.”

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MUSEUMS & PUBLIC COLLECTORS
Asia Society (NYC, USA)
C Hoare & Co Bankers (UK)
Chelsea Yacht and Boat Company (UK)
Dolphin Energy (UAE)
English National Ballet
First Reserve Corporation (USA and UK)
Four Seasons Hotel, New York (USA)
Indian Harbor Yacht Club (USA)
Kuwait National Museum
Miral (UAE)
Mubadala Development Company (UAE)
National Museum of Oman
Oxford University – Wolfson College (UK)
Royal Bank of Scotland
World Trade Organization

PRIVATE COLLECTORS
Alan Duncan MP
Bear Grylls
His Majesty Qaboos Bin Said, The Sultan of Oman
HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE
HRH The Duchess of Cornwall
HRH Prince Hassan of Jordan
H.E. Sayyid Badr, Foreign Minister, Oman
H.E. Robert Holmes Tuttle, US Ambassador to the United Kingdom
Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, CEO of Mubadala, UAE
Karan A. Chanana, President of Amira Group
Pippa Middleton
Professor Mohammad Hashermian, Tehran, Iran
President Obasanjo of Nigeria
Sheikh Ahmed Farid, Al Alaquai, Oman
Sheikh Abdulla Al Araimi, Oman
Badr Jafar, President of Crescent Petroleum
Sir Colin Davis
Tea Leoni
The Maharaja of Jodhpur, India
The Countess of Litchfield
Valentino
Zeki Nuseibeh, Private Secretary to Sheikh Khalifa, President of the UAE

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