Chris Levine is probably best known for his now iconic image of Her Majesty the Queen, Lightness of Being, an extraordinarily intimate picture of the most famous woman in the world with her eyes closed. He has gone on to repeat the image with other instantly recognisable figures such as Dalai Lama, Kate Moss and Grace Jones.
After studying at Chelsea School of Arts and Central Saint Martin’s, Chris has progressed to become a pioneer in using light and lighting technology to push the boundaries of the visual experience in art. Crossing many mediums, including performance, music, installation, fashion as well as fine art, Chris’ new genre of Light Art is one that fuses the boundaries of culture to focus on creating a sensory experience that transcends that of mere observation.
In 2012, his work was featured in the major exhibition The Queen Art and Image at London’s National Portrait Gallery to huge acclaim. His portrait of Queen Elizabeth II was hailed by the National Portrait Gallery as the most evocative image of a royal by any artist, and is recognised today as a 21st century icon.