Reviews

This page presents several extracts of criticisms and speeches.For each of them, get the whole text by a simple click.

« Then Michael Levy, who distrusts all the more reason of the aestheticism for the aestheticism, brought up the reflection to the same level as his inspiration, the whole served today by a technique become magnificently evident.»

Article de Michel Prigent ‘les deux passions de Michel Lévy’ (La République)

 

«Nothing is acquired to the man forever, who is in perpetual future. Michael LEVY’s sculptures tell us the story of a research.  If we often spoke about duality about his artwork, it is doubtless because Michael LEVY searched for the original unity, trying exactly to reconcile the various aspects of the human nature.»

Article de Anne-Julie Bemont ‘Michel Lévy, l’œuvre et la légende’ (Univers des Arts)

 

« The miracle of the sculpture, the miracle of the optical illusion, which allows us to see volumes where the sculptor plays with the light to offer an ultimate dream. »

Article de Léon Abramowicz ‘Le cantique de bronze’ (L’Arche)

 

«We see that through Michael Levy artworks, roughness and polished surfaces, shade and light, peace and movement, material and spiritual….  everything is duality as in the rest of his artworks moreover…  everything is deeply thought with such a character! »

Article de Annette Gélinet ‘Entre Saint-Méry et Blandy-Les-Tours, au milieu des bois, la rencontre d’un sculpteur contemporain et d’une chapelle restaurée’ (Notre département)

 

«.  The LEVY’s sculptures are as idols, gods of a bubbling world where we would forget the aestheticism to only express the truth which is neither completely beautiful nor completely ugly: it is This Truth. He expresses it in a staggering way, abolishing barriers and forcing us to become aware of the reality of our personality, rocked by a life where the parameters are at least fluctuating.»

Article de Patrice de Perrière ‘Au-delà du seul esthétisme, le Vrai’ (Univers des arts)

 

«.  The LEVY’s sculptures are as idols, gods of a bubbling world where we would forget the aestheticism to only express the truth which is neither completely beautiful nor completely ugly: it is This Truth. He expresses it in a staggering way, abolishing barriers and forcing us to become aware of the reality of our personality, rocked by a life where the parameters are at least fluctuating.»

Discours de Pierre-Christian Taittinger, ancien ministre et maire du XVIe arrondissement de Paris ‘Michel Lévy, le temps et la vie’

 

«Michael uses fire and bronze to give life to the reality living in his heart.  His loving fingers obey at his glance, and carve with light and shade the shapes haunting him. Chaste and serene, they seem to burst out of a dream to illustrate a myth. The truth of his characters penetrates us by the bodies’ harmony. They appear to dart from a light, the fruit of which they are. »

Préface pour l’œuvre de Michel Lévy, par André Chouraqui

 

« It is with the merciless lucidity on the appearances that Michael Levy looks at the complexity of the world. Forging his own vision, he transcribes the tears and the human harmonies in a gesture mixed with intransigence and elegance. »

Article de Françoise de Céligny ‘Michel Lévy, la réalité de l’invisible’ (Univers des Arts)

 

«It is not accidentally if the gigantic bronze disk which welcomes here the visitor carries the name of “Duality”. This only word summarizes the temperament of one of the most talented sculptors of his generation, torn between classical author and baroque, sex and soul, life and death, grotesque and sublime, good and evil or balance and fall.»

Marc Herisse (Gazette de l’Hôtel Drouot)

 

«So I shall have met during my stay a man of culture and conviction who seethes with an internal fire which his scissors master, which transforms the clay into bronze as the philosopher’s stone transformed the lead into a golden shot, and which makes a big artwork from vulgar material. »

Discours de remise de la croix de chevalier des arts et lettres par M. Jacques Barthelemy, préfet de Seine et Marne (Melun, 25 mars 2006)