In this exhibition I explore the ‘Peacock Effect’. The Peacock Effect is signified by an individual morphing from a placid state of appearance into a full state of exoticised self, displaying a metaphoric ‘fan-like crest of feathers’ – feathers that are a form of adornment and can become a protective and attractive exoskeleton to our body. Through the conscious and unconscious appropriation of animal characteristics humankind evolves into a new form: the ‘Humanimal’.”
Ram Shergill is an award winning artist and photographer. He started his career working with British fashion icons Alexander McQueen and Isabella Blow. Shergill’s work has been shown in exhibitions worldwide including Sotheby’s London, The Victoria & Albert Museum, Somerset House, Galerie Du Passage Paris and the Whitechapel Gallery.
Amongst others, Shergill has photographed Eddie Redmayne, Dame Judi Dench, Will.I.Am, Felicity Jones and Cillian Murphy. His photographs of Amy Winehouse have recently been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in London.