Painter and printmaker Dennis Levine continues to create some of the
most interesting art in the nation. His experimentations with color
and variation of subject matter, ranging from the complex to the whimsical,
have brought to Levine a captive audience, always anticipating the release
of new works.
His latest series of paintings, all done in acrylic, find Levine experimenting
with form and technique. His "Hidden Valley" series and "Augustine
View" are explorations in spontaneity. Taking his cue from the
stylings of Free Jazz, Levine dispenses with pre-conceived notions of
the outcome of the painting. Here, improvisation and dynamics takes
center stage. As well, Levine's primary tool in the realization of the
new work is the palette knife. "I feel like I've only just now
discovered the palette knife," says Levine. "Though I've incorporated
its use in the past, I wanted to discover its full capabilities and
characteristics." The result is a deeply textured and layered series
of paintings, marked by a dynamism and lyricism not seen since the abstract
expressionists of decades ago.
Originally trained as an illustrator, Levine made his transition into
fine art via etching and serigraphy. In addition to his printmaking
talents, he has created nearly 100 murals nationwide. His works have
been featured in numerous individual and group exhibitions.
Slaymaker Fine Art Ltd is proud to have introduced Dennis Levine to
private and corporate collectors in the world over for nearly fifteen years.