The strength of ‘Black and White’ by Michael Levin shows the potential of the artist. The Canadian has a careful work, in which he reproduces scenes of great minimalist aspect.
Using techniques such as long exposure, his photographs show a series of landscapes that he characterizes with more or less abstraction. In some captures it is a singular element that has the leading role, while in others it is the detail when framing what generates light and minimalist perspectives, appearing the surrounding landscape as something immaterial.
The ability of Michael Levin goes beyond portraying the landscape. In the case of his black and white photographs, the result is of great purity, until we intrude on them. The objects portrayed appear so lonely that it suggests that the scenes are postproduced.
Through fragments of the landscape, the work in ‘Black and White’ by Michael Levin shows us a series of situations that convey a total calm.
The formal resources used in ‘Black and White’ by Michael Levin are actually fragments of the landscape. The ability to draw a minimalist aesthetic is strengthened by the potential of light in black and white photographs.
Another resource used by Levin is water. Reflections, texture or environmental effects such as fog provide a perfect staging in his work. The objects are reflected in the water or stand out above the dense fog, looking like unreal scenes.
The minimalist approach in ‘Black and White’ by Michael Levin goes beyond the simple. The artist’s intention is to captivate our attention. Throughout the series, our gaze is fixed on what it exposes us, trying to find new details that at first glance have escaped us.