Gary James McQueen was first introduced to the fashion industry by his late uncle Lee Alexander McQueen, who mentored and inspired him to be the artist he is today.
He was employed as head textile designer for the Alexander McQueen MRTW, experimenting how artwork could be applied in various ways, and that working with the silhouette of clothing, he could develop a niche of optical-illusion textile design, constantly pushing himself and the boundaries of what could be achieved using a 3D canvas as the basis.
Gary James McQueen worked alongside Lee Alexander McQueen up until his passing in 2010, and was trusted with many personal projects including the Chrome Skull artwork, which has become iconic as the face of the Savage Beauty Exhibition commemorating Lee Alexander McQueen's life work.
After the death of Lee Alexander McQueen, Gary James McQueen felt personally compelled to continue his uncle's legacy and family heritage.
By both taking what he had learned from his late uncle and also using the instinctive qualities that run in his blood, he continues to establish himself and what he believes is the true "McQueen" spirit.
"I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Lee towards up to the end. It is important for myself to continue my uncle's legacy and I will always be grateful for what he has taught me. Pursuing creative challenges and pushing the boundaries, for me is paramount as an artist. This is something Lee strongly believed in."
Gary James McQueen
A poignant portrait of the late Fashion Designer Lee Alexander McQueen, which reflects the dark imagination of the artist as his portrait morphs into the iconic skull he is renowned for.
The artwork was created by Gary James McQueen, nephew of the late designer, who worked personally on the creation of this piece with Alexander McQueen himself.
Showcased at the Savage Beauty Exhibition, V&A London and signed by the artist.DETAILS
500mm x 650mm
Limited Signed Edition
Lenticular Printed Poster