Dancing with Color: How Dorit Levinstein’s Sculptures Celebrate Movement and Vibrancy
I create movement through rhythm, fabricated through repeating shapes, lines, colors, or other visual components. With these numerous techniques, we can depict visible trends in art and strategically place them to create a flow or pathway, guiding the viewer’s focus throughout the composition.
At 32, I began pursuing more significant movement in my artwork and fell in love with sculpture. While balancing painting and sculpting bronze works from figurative to abstract, the dual media transformed me into two separate artists. The image brought out my existential angst, while sculpting gave me a sense of lightness and harmony, continuous flow, sensuality, and happiness. Wishing to bridge these two contradictory aspects of my personality, I created a new medium of painted wood and aluminum, gradually turning into painted sculptures. Soon after, I began sculpting linear figures, which took the form of three-dimensional shapes that were then cast in bronze. I then paint the surface of the bronze sculpture using a vibrant scheme of colors and patterns, creating a dialogue between painting and sculpture that constantly evolves. My work can now be categorized into three main periods: the “classical” bronze period, stone and mixed media, and the art of colorful linear figures. The common thread throughout each period has been an expiration of the relationship between the self and the surrounding world.
Love for Dance
Despite my work’s apparent simplicity, each sculpture results from a creative and sophisticated process. To master these lean and airy figures, I have developed the skill and proficiency of a professional dancer who practices daily to perform the seemingly effortless pirouette. I work intuitively in my studio, like a choreography of matter, to create one continuous, flowing line. The outcome is a delicate and graceful sculpture dancing whimsically through space. Throughout my Character Collection, I have made many free-standing sculptures representing my passion for dance. Inspired by Pierre-August Renoir’s original painting, Renoir’s Dancers depicts a male and female dancer gliding in unison. I have also created my unique version of La Cumparsita, composed in 1917 by Uruguayan pianist Gerardo Matos Rodríguez. This sensual dance was, and still is, one of the most romantic dances ever choreographed. I aimed to illustrate the romance within the composition through a colorful standstill.
Each vibrant sculpture is an embodiment of my being. Step into my rich and dynamic world by visiting the Eden Gallery website or a gallery near you.
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