Vogue Gioiello Italy has invited me for a very interesting task: to paint pop portraits inspired by luxury watches. Eight coin-paintings were produced in total and later photographed by Enrico Suà Ummarino for the editorial.
It's inspiration time.
Vogue Gioiello N. 125
(Condé Nast, Italy, March 2014)
Artwork: Andre Levy
Photography: Enrico Suà Ummarino
Fashion Editor: Georgia Tal
Andre Levy a.k.a. Zhion is a Brazilian illustrator, art director and visual artist based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. With over 10 years experience in advertising and communication design, he combines a peculiar bizarre-cute style with visual simplicity, always aiming for iconic ways to convey messages.
As a visual artist, his works are often provocative, approaching themes such as sexuality, gender, religion and social relations with a bold point of view. His main motivation is to encourage questioning and critic thinking towards stablished concepts. Pop and urban art movements are some of his biggest aesthetic influences and can be easily identified within his imagery and media choices.
Zhion is mostly known for his project Tales You Lose, in which he paints famous characters from pop culture over the faces of kings and presidents on coins.