“The Angel Series”
Nina Levett’s moveable wallpapers are frescoed panels usually created for specific projects, sites or exhibitions. Her provocative and revolutionary imagery can be divided into different cycles. The Angel series called “What The Angel Said” was a series of portraits designed for the Luxury Please exhibition held in the Wiener Hofburg in 2010. These moveable wallpapers are “portable murals” with enlarged porn imagery taken from the internet, covered with abstract shapes to create a sort of camouflage, architectural map of the photograph beneath. Once the work was completed Nina removed the porn image which she had worked on and replaced the photograph with self portraits shot by her husband in similar postures.
The Angel series has become a collection of tormented self-portraits, which appeal to people because they connect to them. In fact the exhibition almost sold out immediately.
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