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Cross Print 7
Silkscreen Print X JEALOUS with Hand Applied Swarovski Crystals
Print Size: H 50cm x W 50cm x 0.2cm
Framed Size: H 59.5cm x W 59.5cm x D 4.5cm
Cross Print 7 is unique silkscreen print by Chris Levine. This UV dyed print was made by Chris Levine at Jealous Gallery in London. Originally made for Chris’ 2018 Frieze Week exhibition Inner-Deep Space, the Cross series focusses on stillness and calmness.
When talking about his work Chris said: In modern life we are bombarded with all manner of information and sensory input and we become overloaded, we get sick, tired and numb. Meditation is the key to refuge from the crazy world we live in as we restore balance and become liberated from fear and anxiety. In my work, I’m looking to take people, even momentarily, into a fast track meditative space which can be healing and transformative. Stillness is a portal to a divine realm where the bandwidth of perception opens up and Truth reveals itself.
Chris Levine is a light artist who works across many mediums in pursuit of an expanded state of perception and awareness 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, meditative and philosophical edge permeates his work. Levine is perhaps best known for producing what is already being described as one of the most iconic images of the twenty-first century, Lightness of Being. With light and stillness at its core, the sensational portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II presents an utterly fresh depiction of the most famous woman in the world. The National Portrait Gallery stated it was the most evocative image of a royal by any artist. Levine’s practice is differentiated by the cross-fertilization across many creative fields including music, performance, installation, fashion and design in a multitude of projects. His exhibition Hypervisual 1.2 completed a tour of 12 countries with the British Council. In 2012 his work featured in the major exhibition, Queen and Image at London’s National Portrait Gallery. He has had artwork in London’s Science Museum and has staged light performances and exhibitions internationally in spaces such as Radio City in New York commissioned by MoMA, The Eden Project, The Royal Opera House, MATE museum in Lima, London’s Fine Art Society and the headline installation at MOFO festival for Tasmania’s MONA museum. Levine’s status as one of the World’s leading light artists has led to a number of high profile cross media collaborations from Massive Attack, Hussein Chalayan, Antony and the Johnsons, Kate Moss, Grace Jones and Jon Hopkins and has produced work for Chanel, BMW and Swarovski. He has recently completed another historic portrait to commemorate the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday to raise funds for the victims of Nepal’s recent earthquake.