Chris Levine is a light artist who works across many mediums in pursuit of sensory experience through image and form. Levine’s work considers light not just as a core aspect of art, but of human experience more widely and a spiritual and philosophical edge underscores his practice.
Levine has turned his attention to revitalising the equestrian portrait genre and has focused on the highest rated racehorse in the world, Frankel. Levine’s unprecedented approach to the fascinating subject takes us beyond a standard portrayal of a perfect physical specimen and presents the viewer with a captivating and daunting level of sporting achievement.
The results are a completely radical reworking of the age-old tradition of equestrian portraiture. Simultaneously capturing multiple images in a mere 8 seconds allowed him to fashion his work as a lenticular lightbox. This lends his work a realism that is almost magical. The artist does not simply utilise existing materials and processes, he is a pioneer in his field, creating and adapting technology in the pursuit of the widest possible visual sensation.