Artist uses super car to create amazing Camouflage
Interview below with artist Laurent La Gamba
This Supercar trompe l'œil style series is the second one that I do. (After the first one that I named: Moving Superficiality series) and this first photograph (title is : Black Lamborghini Gallardo I) is the first of the series dedicated to Supercars.
This part of my work that I convey since 2002 and that deal with trompe l'œil (I never liked too much the term camouflage with doesn't echo to the art history enough) is now the next step of my work and deal now with the idea of considering Supercars as full art artefacts.
As you can see in the making of photographs, I paint the protective suit myself, because as an Artist this is where I get my interest and passion. It is though a team work that need a lot of preparation and logistics.
I never paint the full body of the model because, as I said, the goal of the artwork is not to make the model disapear rather than to create a genuine work of art mixing painting, installation and photographical work in which human and artefacts are closely intertwined.
With this new series, I wanted to be the first Artist doing a trompe l'œil with a Supercar in all the art history and I have chosen this black Lamborghini because it conveys the real image of what a Supercar can be for everyone, mixture of design, art and fascination.
I use commercial paint and protective suit that I prepare myself, and I different one's with different positions that I use in different Context. This time I used a standing suit. The protective suit is painted in white first, as shown on the photograph, and used exactly like a blank Canvas waiting to be painted. It has to be positionned at the right distance from the camera and from the car. I have chosen on purpose a dark light for the photograph, so the installation would like a real painting.
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