Solo Art Exhibition by renowned sculptor Marcus Levine
- November 10, 2013 10:38 am
Date(s) - 27/11/2013 - 08/01/2014
32 Commercial Street
32 Commercial Street
Bertolt Brecht once wrote that `art is not a mirror to hold up to society, but a hammer with which to shape it.’ We invite you to come and see Marcus Levine’s sculpture shaped quite literally with a hammer!
Artist and sculptor Marcus Levine, known for his figurative and non representational nail sculptures will be exhibiting his famous sculpture in the beautiful Spa town of Harrogate.
Hammering tens of thousands of nails into white wooden boards at varying heights and distances to create tone and contrast depicting figurative and abstract studies. Light casts shadows across the work making them as light as a pencil sketch or as dark as charcoal.
Marcus says “I am looking forwards to revealing my latest work. I always aim to bring something different with each new exhibition.”
“I introduced Swarovski gem stones and crystals into my work earlier this year they have added a further dimension, although it takes as long to glue a Swarovski to a nail head as it does hammering them in. I have also expanded on the type of nail I use. Yes I am now creating work from a bag of old nails.”
Marcus has been working for the last eight months on this latest exhibition. We recommend you see Marcus’s work up close, pictures just cannot demonstrate the 3 dimensional nature of his work.
Marcus Levine, artist and sculptor, has introduced an entirely unique approach to sculpture to the world of art. Unveiled for the first time in London, at Gallery 27, Cork Street, 2010. This highly skilled and multifaceted artist meticulously translates his ideas onto large white wooden panels. By hammering the nails in at varying heights and distances, he creates the tone, texture and form in the most amazing detail.
Light also plays an integral role in Levine’s work, as “from morning sun to evening sun the shadows across the sculptures can appear as light as a pencil sketch or as dark as a charcoal still life.”
Marcus Levine studied at Jacob Kramer Art College alongside Damien Hirst. Previous alumni include David Hockney and both Hirst and Hockney have been an inspiration to Levine. Since completing his first ‘nail sculpture’ in autumn 2004, Levine believes he has perfected his technique, pushing the boundaries with each new work and creating increasingly dynamic interpretations of a subject notoriously difficult to depict.
Marcus has exhibited in London’s famous Cork Street and the Air Gallery, in Harvey Nichols, Fourth Floor Café and bar, Cartwright Hall, Bradford’s Civic Art gallery and is currently exhibiting a 5m high public sculpture in Lister Park Bradford. Along with a 3m high Oak sculpture at the University of Bradford.
Marcus has appeared on BBC Look North, ITV Calendar News, W Radio Columbia, Hello Magazine to name a few. He is translated into most languages and because his work is so unique can be found on arts websites around the world.