Since models know perhaps better than anyone then, that reality and perceptions aren’t necessarily always one in the same, Next Models has enlisted the artistic talents of four multi-tasking models, including up-and-comer Tali Lennox, to investigate the issues of real versus perceived identity in society for a new art exhibit that will show tomorrow at London’s Whisper gallery.
The exhibit- aptly titled Identity- will be Tali’s first public exhibition, a surprising fact since the talented artist can recall loving art since childhood. The model- who happens to be the daughter of famed recording artist Annie Lennox- has noted that she tends to create sketches and drawings that are “dark, raw, and honest.”
“Art challenges me,” said Tali to Vogue UK. “I don’t want to put forth anything I think that is shit, but then again I get moments when I suddenly worry I’m hopeless. The process teachers you to simple go for it and do your best. I loved the idea of working with my agency Next on this too, there are so many talented models-so to come together as a group and put on this exhibition has been a really amazing experience.”
Aside from Tali’s showcase debut, the British model has also been making some impressive gains in her modeling career. The 19-year-old stunner has appeared in several editorial spreads for British Vogue and W magazines, and has just recently snagged the ‘Scottish Model of the Year’ award at the Scottish Fashion Awards earlier this month. Tali has also followed in her mother’s charitable footsteps lately, taking time to visit Sierra Leone with Christian Aid.
“I love looking at things, I love absorbing things and I think that’s what makes me be into art,” said the brunette beauty on a recent British TV appearance. “It’s a translation of what you see-and you’re moving all the time, you’re traveling all the time in this job, so I think that kind of keeps me going and keeps me really inspired.”