David X. Levine was born in Boston in 1962 and is today based in New York City. For years considering himself a poet, Levine revolutionized his practice in the 1990's, expanding his concept of poetry into the visual realm. This unique artistic evolution continues to inform his work today, with much of his art relating to language through formalized symbols of his own invention, directly bridging between visual and linguistic abstraction. Levine's best known work takes the form of visually striking, often highly abstract pieces made with brilliantly vibrant colored pencils. Deeply involved with the subconscious and emotionally driven interpretation, the bright colors and repeated geometric forms prevalent in his drawings might at a glance evoke a nostalgic whimsy that belies the weightier reflections to be found upon deeper consideration.