fabian oefner sprays ferrari california T with UV paint to envision speed
 
fabian oefner sprays ferrari california T with UV paint to envision speed
oct 09, 2014

fabian oefner sprays ferrari california T with UV paint to envision speed

fabian oefner sprays ferrari california T with UV paint to envision speed
all images courtesy of fabian oefner

 

 

 

continuing his experiments with the visualization of time typically invisible to the human eye, fabian oefner has collaborated with ferrari to realize the high-speed and powerful performance of their 2015 california T model. oefner recently visited ferrari’s headquarters in maranello, italy to interpret the latest grand tourer as ‘state of the art‘ through his own eyes. after driving the car, the swiss artist hoped to reveal the sensation of speed through form, to see the unseen and to relay emotion into a physical art piece.
 

 


a look inside the art of form: behind the scenes at maranello
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oefner imagined the ways in which velocity could be realized in the physical realm and worked with a medium typical to his practice: neon paint. by blowing a 150 MPH air stream towards the sleek cruiser and simulataneoulsy spraying glow-in-the-dark pigment towards it, he was able to seize the sense of acceleration while the car remained stationary. the resulting video and photographs are an exploration of the essence of the california T — streaks of UV blue, pink and yellow flood down the course of the car, embodying the extreme pace at which it moves. watch the video above to see an in-depth look behind the staging of the performance, from its conception to its final execution.

fabian oefner explores the essence of the ferrari california T
the artist spayed UV paint at a speed of 150 MPH towards the ferrari

fabian oefner ferrari california T
drips of paint materialized on the car are magnified in photographs

fabian oefner explores the essence of the ferrari california T
speed is revealed by the stream and flow of colors

fabian oefner explores the essence of the ferrari california T

fabian oefner ferrari california T
vibrant hues paint the car in colorful tones and illustrative the extreme speeds it can acomplish

fabian oefner ferrari california T

fabian oefner explores the essence of the ferrari california T

fabian oefner ferrari california T
UV paint is sprayed onto the exterior skin of the car

  • Interesting color patterns created. Color only show up under the lights? I too wanted to final piece and agree the speed idea is a little weird and kinda a waste of a perfectly painted Ferrari!

    designbob
  • there is no real speed without driving…
    weak concept.

    eddiefumar
  • I was really hoping to see some images of the final piece, not only the process.

    KDS
  • Everyone needs a muse?

    Indigo

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