Tom Oxley, a well renowned music photographer is opening his first solo exhibition next week. The show features a series of video portraits of world famous musicians such as Azealia Banks and Liam Gallagher.
The exhibition in Redchurch Street is called Face to Face : The Moving Portrait and features Tom Oxley’s portfolio of never before seen video portraits featuring many of todays most well known musicians.
The portraiture landscape has of course changed dramatically in recent years, with different media bringing new and exciting challenges and often meaning that a simple print exhibition is by far from simple. By treating viewers to a full 3-minute high definition portrait on a large scale, Oxley wishes to show artists who are finely in tune with today’s culture and mood, and bring their own distinctive and creative spark, that will add to the unique essence and integrity of the installation.
The huge moving portrait are being projected larger than life onto the gallery’s interior walls. Each moving portrait is accompanied by a music track of the subject’s choice, which enables the viewer to study each subject up close and personal, providing them with an intimacy into the character of the artist.
Oxley has said of the exhibition : “The idea behind this project is to combine both the media of photography and video, and push them forward together. I really want people to stop and think, then instantly connect with what is in front of them. This allows the viewer to stand back and truly take notice of what they are seeing, where subtle movements from the subject create a striking visual impact”