“It is the reaction of the viewer that drives me and it is the relationship between the viewer, my art and myself that sustains me”.
In 1965 at the age of 9 David Levine sees a full sized replica of Michelangelo’s “David”. His own sculptures still carry with them, the hallmark of this pivotal meeting which inspired his love of art and forged his taste for the classical form.
In 1976, armed with an intuitive sensitivity for the sculptural form, negative space, texture, light and the juxtaposition of color, as well as being filled with an insatiable appetite for artistic techniques, David enters Sir George Williams University in Montreal to study Fine Arts. There, he explores different forms of creation, but the pressures of life lead him into the business world.
He designs women’s swimwear and clothing as well as prints for the fabrics he uses. This opportunity provides a new platform for David’s creativity and over a period of almost thirty years, he develops a thorough understanding of the way garments fit on the body, the way fabric hangs and moves. He nourishes a deep intimacy with the human body and it is with this knowledge that today, David embraces the human form in his sculpture.
Throughout his business life David sculpts and paints, studying Classical Figurative Sculpture, Human Anatomy for the Artist, Bronze Foundry Techniques, Moulding and Casting as well as Patination. David’s thirst for artistic knowledge leads him to the hot glass studio where he studies glass blowing and glass casting.
In 2010 David sells his business assets and now draws, paints, and sculpts in his studio in Sutton Quebec. He pays special attention to the process of creation from conception to fruition and invites his patrons to participate in the development and progression of his work as much as is possible. “I have come to recognize that people who view or live with my work acquire a much richer appreciation for the piece when they are equipped with a more intimate knowledge of the creative and technical process.”