Friday, 19 March 2010

Naomi Campbell in Hide

"Ten years ago Evans experienced an epiphany..." proclaims the Scream Gallery in London. Lucky lad. Oh for an epiphany! In this instance, Mark Evans' epiphany inspired him to start cutting portraits in animal hide. This portrait of model Naomi Campbell is one of his efforts: Skin Deep. Others include Muhammad Ali, President Putin and The Incredible Hulk. Believe it or not, people are prepared to pay up to £250,000 for his work. The exhibition opens today.

2 Comments:

At 20/3/10, Blogger Paul said...

There's a couple of guys doing this now..... who was 'the original'?

Paul@pauloz.co.uk

 
At 21/3/10, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

The technique is centuries old. There are lots of craftsmen still doing it - have a look at some of the leatherwork for sale in the USA -, but this guy claims to be the only contemporary artist using the technique. I guess it goes back to that old question: Where does craftsmanship leave off and art begin?

 

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