Felice Levini was born in Rome in 1956, where he lives and works.
After studying at the Academy of Fine Arts, in 1978, together with Giuseppe Salvatori, Claudio Damiani, Vittorio Messina and Felice Levini, he was born in Rome in 1956, where he still lives and works. After studying at the Academy of Fine Arts, in 1978 together with Giuseppe Salvatori and Claudio Damiani, and then with Vittorio Messina and Mariano Rossano, he opened a space in via S. Agata dei Goti managed by the same artists, which became a meeting place for exhibitions and poetry evenings. 1978 is also the year of his first collective exhibition entitled “Artericerca ’78” set up at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. In 1980 he joined the group of “New-New” who debuted with the exhibition curated by Renato Barilli at the Civic Gallery of Modern Art in Bologna.
Since 1982 Levini has subjected his works to a process of decomposition that recalls Seurat’s divisionism, creating pleasantly decorative two-dimensional images that enhance the idea of a spotted “wall”. These works, in the late 1980s, were followed by more compact and three-dimensional works dominated by a solid and geometric structure that also led to linear architecture. Self-portraits, animals, arabesques are the recurring themes in these years. During the 90s his work oscillates between the abstract and the figurative; in its installations, the repetition of the image, which makes it abstract, is contrasted with the human presence, alive.
In 1991 he exhibited at the XXXIV Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, in 1993 he was present at the XLV Venice Biennale, in 1996 at the XII Quadrennial in Rome. In 2013 he exhibited at the GNAM National Gallery of Modern Art.
He partecipated in the first edition of Corpi sul palco in 2019.