Tuesday 9 December 2008
Die Welt Von Morgen, Gestern
I was delighted to be one of four artists including Bren B, Maser and Hugo Thompson asked to interpret the Audi tag line Vorsprung durch Technik for their Audi Experience exhibition that's currently running in the Old Harcourt Building on Hatch Street. I believe it's the same building where the train ploughed through the wall in 1900.
My painting is titled 'Die Welt von morgen, gestern' which translates in English to "The World of tomorrow, yesterday." Here's the blurb that went with mine:
My piece is inspired by the type of aspirational 1950's artwork and advertising you'd find in vintage magazines. There's something magical about their vision of the future. Audi's Vorsprung durch Technik tag line always seemed very futuristic in a similar way so i decided to mix it all up. My painting is a vision of the future in the 50's with Beatniks (obviously the coolest people in the 50's), big bubble homes and, naturally, everyone zooming around in flying Audi's.
You can see the rest of the artworks on Scamp. The show runs until the 21st of December.