HEADISM - The Exhibition
Philip Levine will showcase his best head designs in the Dutch Cultural Gallery Space through photography by Daniel Regan, documentary by Viviane Castillo and sculpture supported byLifeCast. All the designs are in collaboration with body artist Kat Sinclair.
The exhibition is supported by Gillette.
Philip Levine - the
'life performance artist' is launching his first ever solo exhibition 'Headism'
in London's Fitzrovia this May. Following on from his recent performance as a
life art sculpture at the V&A, Levine will be unveiling never seen before
Levine who is fast
developing a reputation as a bald icon in the fashion and art circles is the
first bald man to have received backing from Gillette as an artist, who are
supporting Levine's ?Headism? exhibition.
Over the next 2 weeks the public art enterprise Art Below is supporting Levine by giving London's travelling public a sneak preview of his show, displaying his head designs on billboard space across the London Underground. Art Below have also selected Philip to feature in April's 'Art in Motion' where his work will be seen in the form of a silent film on a 3 meter wide projection screen on Liverpool Street's Westbound Central Line Platform, alongside artists including Gorilla's Remi Kabaka and The Three Classicists. For an exclusive view of the video that launches Monday click here.
Described by founder
of Art Below Ben Moore as 'a refreshing and powerful piece of living sculpture'
Levine has worked with a range of creative specialists including LifeCast who work
in special effects and prosthetics on films including Clash of the Titans,
X Men and Saving Private Ryan.
Asked about how and why his ?Headism? work began Philip responds 'At a stage in my life when I began to realise that my days of hair were numbered I decided to turn fear into ambition and thought, how I could use my head as a canvas for creativity to inspire other bald or balding people around me? I never realised that it would result in a full body of work and a solo show at a central London gallery 5 years on. I have never looked back'.
The show will be from the 4th - 9th May 2011, Noon - 6pm daily
The launch night is on Wednesday 4th May from 6pm; contact email@example.com for further information, more pictures, press enquiries and guest list.
Other creatives involved are Vernon Francois, HarlotVonCharlotte, Saher Oliver Samman and Lazy Gramophone.
Please see www.headism.co.uk for updates on the show, posters and videos.
The NL Dutch Gallery Space,
40/42 Riding House Street,
London, W1W 7ET
About Philip Levine
London born Philip started using his head as a canvas for creativity back in 2006 when he began to go bald. He did not want to conform to shaving his head like everyone else so started using it as an art form to express. Philip?s head designs have now become iconic within London?s fashion and art scenes. As a tastemaker, he has gained recognition with sites including Trend Hunter and NotCot with such terms as ?Baldazzling?. His designs are inspiring men and women from around the world who might be bald.
Philip teams up with
professional body painter Kat Sinclair, continuously creating a wealth of
designs that have ranged from his 1000-Swarovski crystal headpiece, to homages
of such artists as Hokusai painted on his head. Philip caught the attention of
Gillette who are delighted to support his exhibition in summer 2011.
Philip is a cultural entrepreneur; co-founder of Two Penny Blue a creative agency dealing in brand, sponsorship and business development, production coordination and event organisation. He also co-founder of the collective Lazy Gramophone, a couture arts and design label that supports developing artists by running a Dylan Thomas Prize nominated publishing label, gallery and events. Philip is a part of The Observer Future 500 2011 supported by Courvoisier.
"If you can keep your head when you have lost your hair and all about you have still got theirs" Ben Moore Conceptual artists and entrepreneur.
- Name: Philip Levine
- Country: GB
- Website: www.headism.co.uk
- Discipline: OTHER