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Globe Gallery are finally exhibiting their first show in their new premises in Vane, in Commercial Union House, while continuing to relocate to their new premises. Photographic artist George Chakravarthi is bringing his latest exhibition Thirteen to the Globe from Saturday 21st February.

Chakravarthi’s photographs were originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, to mark the 450th anniversary of The Bard’s birth. The images portray thirteen of his most tragic characters – all played by Chakravarthi himself – all of whom committed suicide, from Romeo and Juliet to Othello and Timon of Athens. Chakravarthi says of his work: “The portraits are multi-layered and imbued with colour and texture, created to present my vision of each image and character, revealing the beauty, anguish and complexities found across Shakespeare’s tragedies.”

Mounted inside light-boxes and layered with lace, feathers and jewels, as well as mould and cobwebs, Chakravarthi’s work creates distance and a distinctly alien feeling between the viewer and his subject, questioning the ways in which we look at these tragic figures.

George Chakravarthi’s Thirteen exhibits at the Globe Gallery, Newcastle from Saturday 21st February until Saturday 21st March.

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