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Remember Chris Burden, a Man Who Made Art with Machines

Remember Chris Burden, a Man Who Made Art with Machines

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 19 May 2015
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Christopher “Chris” Burden, who passed away last week, was a pioneering artist who emerged at the forefront of the art world for his early work in performance art. During a time period when performance and conceptual art seemed overly trivial and increasingly irrelevant, Burden’s work was a break with tradition because of the involvement from the artist himself. Here are some of our favourite pieces from his career.

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Art for the Love And Appreciation of Speed and Motion

Art for the Love And Appreciation of Speed and Motion

By Petrolicious Productions / 6 May 2015

You may recognize the name TJ Grewal from our coverage of the Targa California, as he was our official photographer at that event a short time ago. When he’s not taking stunning photos of cars, he’s working on various art and illustration projects—including his latest shown here of the Plymouth SuperBird. Here’s how to get one for your wall.

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Mesmerizing Illustrations of Speed by Artist Ricardo Santos

Mesmerizing Illustrations of Speed by Artist Ricardo Santos

By Petrolicious Productions / 30 Apr 2015
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With a day job illustrating many of the world’s finest machines for some of the world’s finest automotive publications, including Top Gear UK, Racer, and Turbo, Portugal’s oldest monthly car magazine, you’re probably already familiar with Ricardo Santos’ work. An artist by day, what does he work on in his free time? Some of the most beautiful automotive illustrations we’ve seen.

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Car Art with an Unexpected Twist

Car Art with an Unexpected Twist

By Petrolicious Productions / 22 Apr 2015

Here’s something you don’t think about often: when race cars get damaged before a race, who hand cuts and applies the replacement vinyl lettering and livery? For a time, artist Joel Clark worked at Silverstone Circuit doing just that—and it’s influenced his work ever since.

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Artist Renders Porsche 917 Prints

Artist Renders Porsche 917 Prints

By Petrolicious Productions / 8 Apr 2015
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Kansas City-based designer, Tony Pierce, may have a day job in television but that hasn’t stopped him from devoting free time to illustrate some of the most iconic vehicles ever raced. In a new series of signed and numbered prints, Pierce examines three of the most important Porsche 917s. But which three?

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The Classic Car and Motorsport Artist Who Does It All

The Classic Car and Motorsport Artist Who Does It All

By Michael Banovsky / 18 Mar 2015

Younger than his talent may suggest, over the last few years Australian artist and photographer Jayson Fong has been photographing some of the world’s most iconic classic and racing machines. What makes him different, however, is that his career is quite different from his first career path: to be a car designer. We talked to Fong about his artistic method and approach...

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Gift Giving Made Him an Artist

Gift Giving Made Him an Artist

By Benjamin Shahrabani / 19 Feb 2015

Schenko’s car posters came into being almost by happenstance when he wanted to give a unique gift to a valued client. He used his skills to design a bespoke one-of print of the client’s 911 GT3, complete to the smallest details - From the stickers that he put on his car to the number plates.

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Amazing Charcoal-Powered Racers

Amazing Charcoal-Powered Racers

By Petrolicious Productions / 21 Jan 2015
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I draw with charcoal on drawing card or thick paper. For me, this technique is fantastic to give the suggestion of speed and depth. It’s a quick technique, most drawings are done within a few hours, but you can’t erase, undo, or paint on top. So I need to think of all areas that need to stay clear before I do the drawing. One little mistake and the drawing needs to be redone!

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