Zach Levitt

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Hello, I am a recent graduate of Middlebury College, where I studied geography and computer science with interests in art history, sociology, and design. My art practice revolves around drawing, painting, and digital/generative techniques. Many of the drawings and paintings on this page are for sale. Alternatively, I would be happy to sell prints of any image on this page for a lower price. If you have any questions, please reach out at levittzach@gmail.com. For more recent work, find me on Instagram @zachlevitt.

Paintings

Fall 2020

Structure 1, Gouache, watercolor and pen on paper, 11x15 in.
Structure 2, Gouache, watercolor and pen on paper, 11x15 in.
Structure 3, Gouache, watercolor and pen on paper, 11x15 in.
Structure 4, Gouache, watercolor and pen on paper, 11x15 in.
Grid 1, Gouache, watercolor and pen on paper, 11x15 in.
Grid 2, Gouache, watercolor and pen on paper, 11x15 in.
Grid 3, Gouache, watercolor and pen on paper, 11x15 in.
Grid 4, Gouache, watercolor and pen on paper, 11x15 in.
World 1, Gouache, watercolor and pen on paper, 11x15 in.
World 2, Gouache, watercolor and pen on paper, 11x15 in.

Summer 2020

Exploration 1, Gouache, watercolor and pen on paper, 11x15 in.
Exploration 2, Watercolor and pen on paper, 9x12 in.
Exploration 3, Gouache, watercolor and pen on paper, 11x15 in.
Exploration 4, Gouache, watercolor and pen on paper, 11x15 in.

Spring 2020

Spirals, Gouache, watercolor and pen on paper, 18x24 in.
Self portrait, Gouache, watercolor and pen on paper, 18x24 in.
Two Figures, Gouache, watercolor and pen on paper, 18x24 in.
Palette, Gouache, watercolor and pen on paper, 18x24 in.
Studio, Gouache, watercolor and pen on paper, 18x24 in.
Light, Gouache, watercolor and pen on paper, 18x24 in.
Painted Landscape, Gouache, watercolor and pen on paper, 18x24 in.
Movement, Gouache, watercolor and pen on paper, 18x24 in.
Repetition, Gouache, watercolor and pen on paper, 18x24 in.
Thought Process, Gouache, watercolor and pen on paper, 18x24 in.
Circles 1, Watercolor, gouache, and pen on paper, 11x15in.
Circles 2, Watercolor, gouache, and pen on paper, 11x15in.
Scale 1, Watercolor, gouache, and pen on paper, 11x15in.
Layers 1, Watercolor, gouache, and pen on paper, 11x15in.
Blue 2, Watercolor, gouache, and pen on paper, 11x15in.
Landscape 1, Watercolor, gouache, and pen on paper, 11x15in.
Blue 3, Watercolor, gouache, and pen on paper, 11x15in.
Red 1, Watercolor and pen on paper, 11x15in.
Blue 1, Watercolor, gouache, and pen on paper, 11x15in.
Red 2, Watercolor and pen on paper, 11x15in.
Purple 1, Watercolor and pen on paper, 11x15in.

Fall 2019

Diagonal (Green), Watercolor and pen on paper, 11x15in.
Fall watercolor 2, Watercolor and pen on paper, 11x15in.
Fall watercolor 3, Watercolor and pen on paper, 11x15in.
Fall watercolor 4,Watercolor and pen on paper, 11x15in.
Seeing 1, Watercolor and pen on paper, 11x15in.
Fall watercolor 9, Watercolor and pen on paper, 11" x 15"
Fall watercolor 1 (Organic farm), Watercolor and pen on paper, 11x15in.
Fall watercolor 10 (Orange), Watercolor and pen on paper, 11x15in.
Fall watercolor 5, Watercolor and pen on paper, 11x15in.
Fall watercolor 8, Watercolor and pen on paper, 11x15in.

Spring and Summer 2019

Lyman Road, Watercolor and pen on paper, 9x12in.
Los Angeles (yellow), Watercolor and pen on paper, 9x12in.
Los Angeles (Red circles), Watercolor and pen on paper, 9x12in.
Los Angeles (Purple), Watercolor and pen on paper, 9x12in.
Los Angeles (Red, blue), Watercolor and pen on paper, 9x12in.
Watercolor and pen on paper, 9" x 12".

Drawings

Untitled drawing, Pen on paper, 9x12in.
Untitled drawing, Pen on paper, 9x12in.
Spiral (Original), Pen on paper, 5x8.25in.
Flowers, Winter 2020, Pen on paper, 9x12in.
Forest, Spring 2019, Pen on paper, 9x12in.
Untitled (Order and chaos), Pen on paper, 9x12in.
T-shirt 1,Pen on paper, 5x8.25in.
Circus 2, Pen on paper, 18x24in.
Circus 1, Pen on paper, 11x15in.
Viechtwang, Pen on paper, 8.25x10in.
Carassai, Pen on paper, 5x8.25in.
Dining room, Pen on paper, 9x12in.
Vancouver, Pen on paper, 9x12in.
Deia, Pen on paper, 5x8.25in.

Digital and Generative Art

Generative image processing

In a 300x300 pixel digital image in RGB color space, there are approximately 7.059 x 10649765 possible images to be created. Despite the refrain that new imagery is impossible, this series of work explores the potential of digital imagery for novel compositional and formal creations. Through generative processing of thousands of historical paintings from wikiart.org, these images represent attempts to engage with art history through contemporary digital techniques. These works are generated using Python image processing libraries such as scikit-image and Pillow.

Digital collages

These collages, created with Adobe Illustrator, take elements from a range of media including historical paintings, photographs, text, and maps.

Text renderings

This series recreates imagery such as 35mm photography, drawings, paintings, and historical artworks using Python and text-based outputs in Terminal.

Code sketches

These images are created by using p5.js to consider how paintings and drawings on paper can be decontextualized and reimagined in the digital realm. I try to use these digital sketches to attempt seemingly basic or simple visual ideas that may lead to larger projects.