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Somerset House, Esqiure Singular Suit

Posted in Art by petercombe on October 2, 2009

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UK Esquire Magazine invited 18 fashion designers and tailors to collaborate with artists of their choice to develope a one-off suit representing their skills and artistic vision for the ‘Esqiure Singular Suit Exhibition’ at Somerset House, London,UK. Donatella Versace chose James Clar, a light artist who practices art and dign in Dubai. the inspiration for the piece was cinema’s iconic gentleman spy – film characters such as Thomas Crowne, The Saint and James Bond have continually dodged bullets and dangerous situations, all the while dressed in classic tailored suits. The result is a piece that pushes film fantasy into visceral reality. An elegant man stands in a burst of giant beams of light, each measuring approximately 1.5 metres long. the more than 3 metre tall sculpture is a re-interperatation of a still frame at an explosive moment.

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