Chris Levine uses light itself as an artistic medium, working with laser, optics, LEDs and natural sources. His collaborations with popular musicians such as Massive Attack and Grace Jones, and Equanimity – his holographic portraits of HM Queen Elizabeth II, commissioned by the Island of Jersey to commemorate 800 years of allegiance to the Crown – have positioned him as a leading figure in this developing art form.
Levine, who studied at Chelsea School of Art and Central St Martins, aims to inspire a sense of wonder in viewers, taking them to unexplored sensory and spiritual territory in the process. His truly innovative work has been presented in art galleries, on a 12-country British Council tour, and in the worlds of progressive music and fashion.
Summer 2010 brought a work commissioned from Chris Levine by the Genesis Foundation – a light-based cross installed in the former Holy Trinity Church on Marylebone Road in London. Described as embodying light’s remarkable ability to restore equilibrium between the hearts and minds of the human race, the installation ‘Light’ was presented with Among Angels, a previous Genesis Foundation commission by award-winning British composer, Will Todd, performed by Harry Christophers and The Sixteen.
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