JIMI HENDRIX IN PLECTRUMS UNVEILED IN LONDON
A unique mosaic portrait of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix made by Ed Chapman has just gone on display in London.
The portrait will be unveiled at the launch of a special Hendrix pop-up store in London to celebrate the release of a new album of the musician’s studio material, called People, Hell and Angels.
The mosaic, which measures 105 x 80cm, is made out of around 4,000 Fender plectrums and will be in the first ever Jimi Hendrix pop-up store.
The store, in Ganton Street (off Carnaby Street) will be open only between Monday 1 April – Friday 12 April 2013.
Ed Chapman was commissioned by iconic guitar makers Fender to make to portrait to mark the launch of the album.
He created a different plectrum portrait of Jimi Hendrix in 2011, which sold at a charity auction for £23,000.
Ed said: "I was thrilled when I was called by Fender and asked to create my version of Jimi Hendrix’s new album and it’s a real honour to be featured at this event."
Welcome to the official website of Ed Chapman - one of the UK’s finest contemporary artists, specialising in mosaics and mosaic portraits. He has created numerous pieces of art from a range of materials from ceramic tile, guitar plectrums, sugar, glass and coins.
A leading mosaic artist, Ed has an instantly recognisable style. His mosaic pieces are exhibited around the world and grace the homes of the rich and famous.
Portraits in ceramic tiles take hours of painstaking effort to create and are constructed from hundreds of mosaic fragments, some no bigger than a couple of millimetres. Each mosaic piece is carefully hand-cut and placed, resulting in an impeccable finish.
Subjects of the mosaic portraits range from film and music legends to specially commissioned portraits of families, animals and world leaders.
Ed Chapman's mosaic work is bought by private clients and corporations and his iconic mosaic portraits have featured widely on TV and in magazines in the UK and around the world.His mosaic art has a number of high profile collectors including well known musicians, sports stars and TV personalities and his mosaic art has received media coverage across Europe and North America.
Prices are available on request, though they start at £1,500. Please get in touch about your mosaic commission requirements as Ed can create personal mosaic portraits from life or photographs.