Mike Edwards marries word and image to produce a unique form of celebrity portraiture. Using sing lyrics, memorable quotes, or his own, poetic compositions, Edwards layers text in graduating colours to create images of great icons.
His portrait of Freddie Mercury depicts the Queen frontman during his unforgettable Live Aid performance in 1985. White vest, microphone in hand, Freddie is composed from his own lyrics, carefully arranged into a loose chronology. At the top, Bohemian Rhapsody’s opening line, ‘is this the real life’, gives way to lyrics from across Queen’s oeuvre, concluding with the tragic sentiment, ‘who wants to live forever?’.
A bright and poignant tribute to one of the twentieth century’s most enduring musical icons.
Medium: Giclee, Print
Edition Type: Limited Edition
Edition Size: 50
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About the artist
With his pioneering blend of typography and visual imagery, Brighton-based artist Mike Edwards combines the written word with celebrity portraiture, to produce an art that speaks.
In Edwards’ work, musicians become their lyrics and actors are captured through their quotes, as line after line of hand-written text is skilfully arranged into an image of the subject. Working with this textual dimension, Edwards allows personality to fuse with portrait, capturing a sense of character through the combination of type and vision.
Edwards explains: “In the same way that songs sonically amplify the meaning of words, my work is about creating a visual form that can enhance or change meaning in words by using the text itself to create the visual image.”