About this artwork

Adam Richard Wiles, known professionally as Calvin Harris is an internationally renowned singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born in Dumfries, Harris began making demos in his bedroom as a teenager. His debut album I Created Disco was released in 2007, with its lead track Acceptable in the 80’s a tribute to the style and culture of that decade. Internationally prominent; he is the world’s highest paid DJ, and currently has residencies at three venues in Las Vegas. He continues to have a considerable following in Scotland, regularly headlining music festivals. In this portrait, commissioned for the magazine GQ Italia in 2015, the artist was interested in creating a calm atmosphere contrasting Harris’s profession. Captured in diagonal profile, he is deeply thoughtful, yet remains poised.

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  • artist:
    Paul StuartBritish (born 1971)
  • title:
    Portrait of Calvin Harris
  • date created:
    February 2015
  • materials:
    Chromogenic print
  • measurements:
    100.00 x 75.00 cm
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 2018
  • accession number:
    PGP 912
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Paul Stuart

Paul Stuart

Paul Stuart was born in West Sussex and studied at the University of Wales, Newport, where he obtained a first class honours degree in documentary photography. He currently lives and practises in London, specialising in portraiture. He has exhibited at the Royal Photographic Society, regularly contributes to major publications including the Sunday Times Magazine, the Weekend Guardian and GQ magazine. His work has also been selected the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.