An interest in vintage animation, comics and illustration led Richard Levine to a career in motion graphics. This same energy is captured in his art, which explores the geometric structure of iconic imagery.
Embracing a spectrum of inspirations – from typographer Jan Tschichold to op art founder Victor Vasarely – Levine’s work hovers between representation and abstraction. It gives new life to recognizable iconography, by casting it in an altered form. During his artistic process, an image undergoes multiple transitional phases; it is rendered as a 3D figure and then wrapped with a pattern. By playing with geometric shapes and blocks of color, the artist both exposes details of the pattern and allows his audience to appreciate the overall form of the character.
“My work is experimental and playful and not constrained by a single discipline. This creates a feeling of kinetic energy, depth and movement.”