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Automotive Artist Feature

Motion and Mood Highlight This Designer's Work

Motion and Mood Highlight This Designer's Work

By Petrolicious Productions / 16 Apr 2014
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Radu Muntean graduated from Art Center College of Design and has since worked for Ford, General Motors and is currently working for Tesla. His style is quick but precise, as befits a working, professional designer, with an emphasis on motion and mood. But in addtion to design and art, Radu has continued racing as well, and is an active Porsche Club of America racer.

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Czech Out the Most Interesting Man in the World

Czech Out the Most Interesting Man in the World

By Petrolicious Productions / 9 Apr 2014

Mr. Theodor Pištěk raced cars, representing Czechoslovakia internationally and has been working as an artist since the '60s. In addition, he has received critical acclaim for his costume design and is responsible for designing the Prague Castle Guard's uniforms at the request of his friend, His Excellency Václav Havel, then the first democratically elected leader in over forty years.

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Classic Cars Transposed Into Scenes Create Evocative Narratives

Classic Cars Transposed Into Scenes Create Evocative Narratives

By Petrolicious Productions / 2 Apr 2014
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French photographer Mr. Nicolas Dhervillers is best known for transposing people into dimly lit landscapes creating a juxtaposition of environment and purpose. Frequently, it leads to images that have a haunting, isolated quality. But more recently, he exhibited a series transposing classic cars into scenes inspired by movies and intended to have a cinematic quality. 

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Legendary French Designer Paints Vivid Automotive Art

Legendary French Designer Paints Vivid Automotive Art

By Petrolicious Productions / 26 Mar 2014
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Following design director positions at Mercedes-Benz and BMW, Mr. Paul Bracq did a stint at Peugeot, worked on France’s TGV and the 1970s version of the Popemobile. Clearly an accomplished designer and talented artist, we’re eager to share some selected examples of his art with you. His styles vary, but one constant is the rich, striking colors that Paul employs.

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Exceptional Watercolor Artist Honors Racers Who Risked Their Lives

Exceptional Watercolor Artist Honors Racers Who Risked Their Lives

By Petrolicious Productions / 19 Mar 2014
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As for motivation, the motor racing heroes of the past who often raced on poor roads with no more protection than a cap, goggles, and gloves inspire Giovanni. They took extreme risks due to their love of motorsport, “These people, with passion for motorsport, contributed to its development and current day automotive engineering excellence. They get my utmost respect.”

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The Art of Women, Romance, and Cars

The Art of Women, Romance, and Cars

By Petrolicious Productions / 12 Mar 2014
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Mr. Jack Vettriano is a self-taught artist from Fife, Scotland inspired by a love of women, their style and the courtship of love and romance. In contrast to many automotive artists, Jack is known more for his non-automotive art. Still, he is a true Petrolisti and finds cars the perfect way to set a narrative in his work.

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Hyundai Designer Paints Dynamic, Energetic Art

Hyundai Designer Paints Dynamic, Energetic Art

By Petrolicious Productions / 5 Mar 2014
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In contrast to many automotive artists, John doesn't try to reproduce a photographed moment-in-time. He takes his subjects out of their natural environment and places them in a graphic composition that gives his art an explosive, fluid quality to it. And while he loves creating auto art, he says that he still enjoys design too much to choose one over the other.

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Tim Layzell's Graphic Style Captures Sheer Speed

Tim Layzell's Graphic Style Captures Sheer Speed

By Petrolicious Productions / 26 Feb 2014
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This week’s subject, Mr. Tim Layzell favors a graphic approach focused on conveying sheer speed. Additionally, Tim seems to be the rare combination of prolific and gifted as his earliest drawings (from age three!) display an innate ease in describing automotive proportions. While his work covers a broad range, he prefers to focus on the ‘50s and ‘60s because of the wonderful cars and characters.

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A Masterful Combination of Paint and Photography

A Masterful Combination of Paint and Photography

By Petrolicious Productions / 12 Feb 2014
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Mr. Markus Haub is an automotive artist who splits his time between Barcelona, Spain and Mainz, Germany. He trained as a car designer at Germany's famous Pforzheim University and then went on to work for Volkswagen and Renault. Nowadays, Markus spends about three-quarters of his time working on automotive art and the rest on freelance design, photography, and writing.

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Toyota Designer, Mike Kim, Paints Racing Legends in Spare Time

Toyota Designer, Mike Kim, Paints Racing Legends in Spare Time

By Petrolicious Productions / 29 Jan 2014
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Mr. Mike Kim is an automotive designer based in Southern California who works for Toyota. But painting is something he learned while going through Art Center. It had such an impact on his technique and inspiration that he continued painting to help fuel his work flow. Today, in the studio, Mike uses painting as a way to loosen up before sketching.

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