Born on 29 June 1965, in Leeds England Marcus Levine went to Jacob Kramer Art College where he studied alongside Damien Hirst and David Hockney being the alumni. both Hirst and Hockney have been an inspiration to Levine.
During his time in college Levine had already decided to use nails for his artworks but could not make himself up to the task. He later attempted his first nail sculpture, which at first was going to be abstract but then last minute he changed his mind to make that figurative.
Since completing his first “nail sculpture” in2004, Levine never looked back. With each and every work he perfected his technique, and created dynamic artworks unique in their own style.
He is known as a specialist artist in physical pointillism and creator of the figurative nail sculpture art-form. His works of art can contain from 15,000 to 200,000 nails, depending on their size and complexity. Levine’s work is known for its abstract approaches, with influences from Michelangelo and Auguste Rodin.
His work has featured in The Telegraph, Hello magazine and ArtDaily, along with regional television appearances on BBC Look North and ITV Calendar. He has also carried out radio interviews, with W-Radio in Colombia and Pete Price City Radio.