This is one of the most recent paintings that I have made. It is airbrushed using PPG automotive paint on an aluminium panel and measures 102.4cm x 150.7cm. Here you can see the process of making a Hyperrealistic painting. Included in this one is a little friend of mine who lives in the studio.
Years ago I worked as a waiter in the officer’s mess of a military base in London. Hanging on the walls were some spectacular paintings by Terrance Cuneo, an English painter famous for his scenes of railways, horses and military action. He was also the official artist for the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. After months of admiring these masterpieces someone informed me that the artist always discreetly painted a mouse in his artwork, and whenever I would find one of them it was very exciting.
For years I included a paw print in my artwork as I used to have dogs. Recently while working late one night I spotted a mouse running through my studio so have decided to include him into the painting. He can be seen in the corner with his own easel set up and creating a mouse sized masterpiece of the car as seen from his point of view. Since then I have bought a few pet mice to keep him company and he comes to visit them every night, and sometimes day when he thinks I’m not looking.
This painting is finished with a high gloss lacquer and a slim aluminium frame, ready to hang on the wall and become the talking point of any room. So if you like it don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Under the high patronage of his serene highness prince Albert II of Monaco, the 12th edition of Top Marques took place at the Grimaldi Forum from 16th to 19th April 2015.
I would like to thank TV presenter Noel Edmonds and Trevor Gabriel for giving me the privilege to exhibit my artwork next to their elegant car “La Riviera” which celebrates the style and grace of the pioneering sports car era of the 1930`s.
This prestigious event – billed as the ‘ultimate luxury car show’ by Bloomberg – was viewed by an estimated 25 million after being televised by all the major TV networks, and broke all records when it welcomed more than 42,000 visitors over the four days.
One of the features of this annual show is that guests can test-drive a selection of supercars around the streets of Monaco, including sections of the Formula 1 track. Police even hold back traffic in the famous Monaco tunnel so the cars can get a clear run at speed.
To top it all off, it was an honour to have met one of the members from the famous band Kool and the Gang. Please remember as you read through my blog, you can enlarge any of the pictures by clicking on them.
This weekend was quite an intense one as there were 4 art fairs to visit in the Spanish capital Madrid. Acompanied by my cultured sister Daniella we started at Fletcha wich was one of the smaller contenders non the less very interesting. Seeing what artists from around the world are producing and how they are being represented was the main reason for going.
At ARCO the largest of the fairs it was exciting to see a painting by the renowned American painter Richard Estes, one of the founders of the original photorealism movement back in the 60s. Titled “Broadway and 68th St” it depicts a New York high street with plenty of detail and a price tag of 400,000. Art Madrid 13 offered a bit more hyperrealism and works by Spanish artists Maria Trevino and Miguel Pineiro were the most memorable. As I was speaking to the gallery owner one of the pieces was sold (I must have brought him some luck, but didn’t ask for a commission!)
A representative from Istanbul confirmed witnessing a current rise in popularity of Hyperrealism in America. Visiting the fairs has stimulated me with ideas and influenced me to add some pop art to my collection of Hyperrealistic classic car paintings. Being they are from the same era they will complement each other nicely. After getting lots of positive inspiration I’m now looking forward to an exhibition of my artwork here in Dolores on the 7th of June at the new cultural centre, subscribe to www.zlotogoura.com to receive details.