Groundbreaking light artist Chris Levine, who shot to fame in 2004 when he was invited to take 3D pictures of the Queen in Buckingham Palace, has collaborated with Grace Jones in a series of futuristic portraits of the singer, model and actress the exhibition Stillness at the Speed of Light. Check it out at the Vinyl Factory gallery in Soho …
Looking for an edgy alternative to the Grace Kelly exhibition at the V&A? Look no further than the Vinyl Factory in Soho, which is now showing a series of 3D, hologram-like portraits of this other Grace legend, the iconic singer, model and actress Grace Jones.
The Jamaican-born Jones (61), who has inspired artists from Andy Warhol to Jean-Paul Goude (with whom she has a son), met Levine in 2008 when he created some laser work for her comeback tour at the Royal Albert Hall. The show was such a success that they decided to collaborate on an exhibition together.
Superposing up to 50 images to create a single photo, the striking, colourful portraits -some of which are lit by laser- reveal a naked Jones, as sculptural and striking as ever despite being over 60, whose piercing eyes follow the visitor as they pass by: life-like and surreal, and definitely fascinating.
“Stillness at the Speed of Light”: The Vinyl Factory, 51 Poland Street, W1 (Oxford Circus) until 14 May 2010. For opening hours, http://www.thevinylfactory.com. To order a limited edition print or vinyl box, go to http://www.vfeditions.com