In celebration of Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee, punk artist Illuminati Neon has captured Queen Elizabeth II in this striking, rock and roll portrait that features vibrant colours neon typography and a backdrop of newspaper cuttings that chronicle headlines and events throughout her reign.
The contrast between the traditional royal and edgy punk rock imagery creates a unique and exciting artwork that celebrates important parts of our nation’s history; the royal family and the punk movement that emerged in the 1970s. It also pays homage to the existing relationship between punk and the royal family, with the artist noting that even his punk contemporaries, the Sex Pistols, wrote a song about Queen Elizabeth II in 1977. These incredible artworks then, are not just an opportunity to have and display a beautifully bold statement about two seemingly disparate elements of British culture but according to the artist, they are also an “investment in a part of our history”.
Electrically certified, the neon lights in this piece are safe and economical to use and can change over time to give a different ambience to your artwork. What's more, this neon artwork can live on for many years, by taking it to a neon specialist you can get the lights re-gassed thus, bringing them back to their original vibrancy and glow in your home. The incredible properties of this natural gas as an artistic medium, gives Mark's paintings a unique organic life force.
Medium: Mixed Media
Subjects: Figurative, Colour & Light, Humour, Portraits
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