Tuesday, 11 March 2008

Holograph of Queen

The most brilliant holographic stereogram portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be on show from 14 to 23 March at the Stolenspace Gallery, the Old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane, London: Chris Levine's Lightness of Being. The Jersey Heritage Trust commissioned Chris to create this work to mark 800 years of allegiance to the Crown. Due to the complexity of the photographic images required, Her Majesty granted Chris two sittings. The result, which I saw on BBC London News this evening, is fantastic. This is state-of-the-art portraiture, crystal clear, three-dimensional and appearing to move as you pass in front of it. It takes a lot to impress Coxsoft Art, and I was gobsmacked.


At 19/3/08, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also saw it on TV but today went to bricklane truman brewery to see it or should I say 'experience' it. Along with certainly the most odd but somehow totally modern images of the Queen like the back ofher head were some light sculptures that were literally breathtaking. I have never seen anythingquite like it. Turrel used to be a hero of mine but this guy Levine is travelling deeper. I truly felt energised afterwards. Bravo.

At 20/3/08, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Thanks for sharing your experiences of this exhibition with us. It's good to know it lived up to expectations. Levine is certainly an artist worth watching. He's taken portraiture into a new sphere. Who'll be next to commission the Levine treatment?


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