The Royal Automobile Club has officially launched the Art of Motoring Exhibition, at the Royal Opera Arcade at 5b Pall Mall. The exhibition features the works of sixteen of the most prolific international motoring and motor racing artists, and showcases over 100 original art pieces, all of which are for sale.
The exhibition also pays tribute to Sir Stirling Moss OBE, and features some newly commissioned artwork to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of his Mille Miglia and British Grand Prix victories.
Upon opening the event, Tom Purves, Chairman of the Royal Automobile Club said: “This rare exhibition draws together the works of the world’s leading automotive artists, many of which have not been seen under the same roof for more than a decade. The club is delighted to showcase such masterpieces.”
The exhibition forms part of the Royal Automobile Club’s annual festival of motoring and London Motor Week and is free to the public daily from 26 -31 October 2015. All invited artists have a passion for motor racing and motor vehicles, which shines through in this exhibition, and all have been influenced during their careers by many things – including the ‘pop’ art of the swinging 60’s, the speed and movement of a motor vehicle and the relationship between man and the motor car.
Artists include:- Tim Layzell, Michael Turner, Dexter Brown, Stan Rose, Robin Bark, Geoff Bolam, Roy Putt, Barry Rowe, John Ketchell, Peter Hearsey, Joel Clark, Debra Wenlock, Richard Wheatland, Rob Ijbema and Graham Bosworth.
Artist Fact File
Stanley Rose – Uses the title of his works to fire the imagination
Tim Layzell – Tim has two distinct art styles, one reflecting the unique tones of colour photography of the 1950s and early 1960s. The other, his ‘pop art’ style with solid blocks of colour and strong black lines
Robin Bark – Impresses with large areas of bold, flat colour in his works
Geoff Bolam – Utilises aluminium bodywork as a background for his creations
Roy Putt – Celebrates bygone days in motoring bringing a true vision of nostalgia into his artworks
Barry Rowe – Brings atmosphere and interaction with his motoring artworks
John Ketchell – Has animmediately recognizable, semi-abstract style
Peter Hearsey – Peter is one of a handful of automotive artists producing etchings
Debra Wenlock– Debra occasionally uses sepia tones, yet punctuates this with a spot of here-and-now colour in her art pieces
Richard Wheatland – Richard’s paintings grace collections worldwide and are much admired for their high level of accuracy and meticulously researched technical and historical details
Rob Ijbema – Rob’s works are known for their emphasis on atmosphere, light and movement
Joel Clark – Brings new ways to present colours, shapes and patterns in vinyl
The exhibition is free to the public from Monday 26 – Friday 30 October, 10.30am–6.00pm daily and 12 noon–4.00pm on Saturday 31 October.