Claude Leveque is a French visual artist. He lives and works in Montreuil near Paris.
Everything started in the late 1970s early 1980s, at that time, Claude Leveque often went to Paris, to follow the avant-garde scene with Serge Krugger, Bazooka, Kiki Picasso, Edith Nylon, Stinky Toys, Taxi Girl. Their headquarters was the Palace of Fabrice Emaer. It was a time of uninterrupted concerts and festivals, and it's where Leveque built an aesthetic of rupture and develops the base of his work and not in the art field.
In 1982, he participated for the first time in an collective exhibition, at the House of Arts and Culture in Créteil. He first exhibited in France in 1984, before conquering Europe, America and Asia; He regularly participates in contemporary art biennials. In 2008, he was chosen to represent France at the Venice Biennale in 2009.
Claude Leveque favors works in situ, although he has often worked in the field of objects, choices lean towards the creation of spaces and atmospheres. The preferred tool of the artist remains the everyday environment. Close to the punk movement, but also from other alternative tendances, Claude Leveque rejects the uncritical acceptance of the established order. His work, original and clever, is based on the use of image, sound and light.
In 2014 and 2015, Claude Leveque was invited by the Louvre to dress the museum entrance, the pyramid of Pei.