Arik Levy was born on May 2, 1963 in Tel Aviv. Having started his education at Art Center Europe in Switzerland, Levy completed his education in Industrial Design with merit in 1991 and moved to live in Japan for a while. He then returned to Europe after having consolidated his ideas on exhibiting products and works.
Known for his sculptures, installations, limited editions and designs exhibited in the world’s most prestigious art galleries and museums, Levy emphasizes that, despite his identity as a designer, “the world is about people, not objects”.
Arik Levy contemplates on human to human, human to nature, nature to nature relationships. His sculptures mainly depict various forms that occur as a result of these relationships within nature. Not only do his sculptures portray natural elements and forms like minerals, rocks, solid and liquid substances, they also reflect on human relations. According to Arik Levy, life is a system of signs and symbols and nothing is as it seems.
Arik Levy lives and works in Paris and St-Paul-de-Vence.
Levy was selected to create a 20-meter tall, 140-tonnes weighted outdoor sculpture for the Hermitage Modern Contemporary Museum in Moscow, for the opening of which the preparations have been going on for more than four years. The artist’s works have been exhibited in places and events including Saint-Paul de Vence Biennial (France); Naples Botanical Gardens (USA); Shenzhen Bay Boning Garden (China); The Baker Museum (USA); Somerset House (UK) ve Saatchi Gallery’nin (UK). Arik Levy’s designs in collaboration with important brands such as Baccarat, Swarovski, Ligne Roset, Vitra and Hennessy have been granted awards such as Archiproducts Design Award, Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Lifetime Achievement Award, Red Dot Award, Good Design Award and EDIDA.