Lightness of Being (Blue)
Chris Levine is a light artist who works across many mediums in pursuit of sensory experience through image and form. His work considers light not just as a core aspect of art, but of human experience more widely and a spiritual and philosophical edge permeate his work. He is a pioneer in the field of light art, creating an adapting technology in the pursuit of the widest possible visual sensation.
Levine is perhaps best known for producing what is already being described as one of the most iconic images of the twenty first century, Lightness of Being, as featured here. With light as its message, the sensational portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II presents an utterly fresh depiction of the most famous woman in the world. Lightness of Being depicts Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in a moment of vulnerable tranquility—captured in the blink of an eye during an official photo shoot. This hyper-real portrait was taken using a high-resolution digital camera which moved along a rail taking 200 images over eight seconds. In this twilight-toned edition, Lightness of Being (Blue), the ethereal brightness of the original image takes on a subtle elegance in a shimmering blue-silver.
The print is in mint condition. Further images available on request. Please do not hesitate to contact the gallery with any questions.