Sculptor Marcus Levine creates works of art with nails and a hammer. The author depicts people and animals on large canvases. For the basics he uses wooden panels, painted white. Each work takes weeks, sometimes months
“I am particularly interested in lines of the human body. Like how gracefully the dancers can find the position in which our body is especially beautiful,” says Marcus. – My original idea was just to find a use for nails and make something abstract. All my attention was strangely drawn to the rough metal nails can show the soft curves of the human body. It took me a few years to achieve mastery and to turn their ideas into reality without spending extra time.”
Besides abstract human figures Marcus Levine created from nails a few pictures of famous people: a portrait of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude van Damme, al Pacino.
“My work still have a share of abstract art. However, I try to use nails not just as a means of transmitting ideas and as part of this art. In other works I combine them with different materials such as: oak, steel, stone. For more of my works a very important role plays the light. Sometimes the perception of sculpture is very different from the way the light falls on her, ” says the sculptor.