Chris Levine

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Chris Levine (born 1960) is a UK based artist, working in the field of light art.

Chris Levine
Flower of Life, Chris Levine.png
Flower of Life – Laserpods, Dichroic Glass, Swarovski Crystals, Aluminium.
Born 1960 (age 57–58)
Ontario, Canada

Chris Levine uses cross-fertilization across many fields including music, performance, installation, fashion and design in a multitude of collaborative projects. He has worked with a wide range of collaborators, including Antony and the Johnsons, Philip Treacy, Massive Attack, Grace Jones, Asprey Jewellers and has an ongoing relationship with The Eden Project. Levine is known for creating the Lightness of Being and Equanimity, both portraits of Queen Elizabeth II.[1][2][3] Equanimity was commissioned by the Jersey Heritage Trust in 2004 and on 1 June 2012, a £100 note was issued[citation needed] to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II based on the portrait.[4]

To mark Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee, Levine partnered with Asprey to create a new work based upon his seminal 2004 portrait Equanimity. This new work is entitled The Diamond Queen. Asprey re-created the Queen's diamond diadem, worn at the Coronation in 1953.[5] In June 2013, Chris Levine's exhibition Light 3.142 was shown at The Fine Art Society on New Bond Street, this featured his new subject Kate Moss in 'She's Light'.[6][7]

Exhibitions[edit]

In 2012 his work featured in The Queen:Art and Image at London's National Portrait Gallery and Out of Focus at The Saatchi Gallery.[8][9] He has artwork in the Science Museum in London and has staged light performances in association with the Museum of Modern Art in New York at Radio City Music Hall.[10] His exhibition Hypervisual 1.2 completed a tour of 12 countries with the British Council.[citation needed]

In June 2013 he exhibited Light 3.142 at The Fine Art Society on New Bond Street curated by Kate Bryan and featuring his new body of work She's Light with Kate Moss as the subject, the image was officially launched afterwards in Selfridges corner window for Charlotte Tilbury's event.[11][12][13][14][15]

In July 2013 Chris staged a light performance at The Royal Opera House with Antony and The Johnsons for the second tour of Swan Lights.[16][17][18]

In November 2013, Chris Levine was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to create a portrait of Baroness Helena Kennedy of The Shaws QC, FRSA which was unveiled on 26 November and is now situated in Room 38a in the Ground floor Lerner Contemporary Galleries at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

In December 2014, Chris Levine teamed up with electronic producer and composer Jon Hopkins to present the premiere of the iy_project at Wonderfruit in Thailand. The set was an offshoot from his work with Eden Project and combined Levine's light installations with Hopkins' music.[19]

In October 2015 Levine staged an immersive light installation 'Angel Presence' at the Danish Church, Regent's Park, London in association with Swarovski.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrew Pulver. "Photographer Chris Levine's best shot". Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Chris Levine: Light fantastic". The Independent. London. 27 October 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Diamond Queen". Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Queen". Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Diamond Queen". Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  6. ^ Megan Gibson (17 May 2013). "Stillness and Light: Chris Levine Captures Kate Moss". Time. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "CHRIS LEVINE". Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "2000 to the present". Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  9. ^ "CHRIS LEVINE". Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "Antony and the Johnsons: Swanlights with Symphony Orchestra, commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art and performed at Radio City Music Hall". Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "CHRIS LEVINE". Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  12. ^ "Antony and the Johnsons: Swanlights with Symphony Orchestra, commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art and performed at Radio City Music Hall". Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  13. ^ "Kate's long night out: Moss in full glamour mode at Selfridges". Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  14. ^ "Kate Moss Portrait Unveiled at Selfridges". Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  15. ^ IMRAN AMED. "The Anatomy of an Iconic Image". Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  16. ^ Richard Clayton. "Antony and the Johnsons, Royal Opera House, London – review". Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  17. ^ ANDRÉ PAINE. "Antony and the Johnsons, Royal Opera House – music review". Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  18. ^ "Antony and the Johnsons – review". Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  19. ^ "Dancing Astronaut". Retrieved 29 Oct 2015. 
  20. ^ "Celestial unions: Chris Levine and Swarovski team up for 'Angel Presence'". Wallpaper Magazine. Retrieved 2016-03-15. 

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