Matthew J. Levin is an artist living and working in Los Angeles. To quote the wonderful Guillermo del Toro:
“Mr. Levin’s portraiture is both quirky and mesmerizing. Each of his little sculptural sketches becomes a three-dimensional snapshot of the bizarre. Just as the eyes in a classical portrait are meant to “follow” you through the room, so will these disquieting Homunculi.”
It’s not only Del Toro’s praise that connects him with Levins’ work, if you look at his sculptures you will see a match with his eerie creatures and those in Del Toro’s films, for instance the magnificent Pale Man from Pan’s Labyrinth. The melted, deformed creatures are both a bit creepy and grotesque as mesmerizing and appealing, something the beautifully sculpted details might be responsible for.
Thanks for reading! What do you think of Matthew’s work?