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Wyndham Lewis and the Modern World

Wyndham Lewis’ art often showed humans transformed into mechanical figures or broken down into geometrical shapes. His unemotional approach to his subject matter has resulted in him being regarded by some critics as an unsympathetic figure, at times more interested in machines than people.

Novelist and Wyndham Lewis fan Will Self, who first discovered Lewis through his unflinching First World War paintings, thinks there is more to be said about Lewis and technology. He explains why he thinks Lewis would be at home in the present day and why he would even be comfortable with social media.

Discover the artworks and story of Britain’s original rebel artist in the largest UK retrospective of Wyndham Lewis’ work to date in Wyndham Lewis: Life, Art, War.