Hyundai Designer Paints Dynamic, Energetic Art
Q: As an artist, when you look at a car what do you see?
A: The beauty in the proportion, profile, stance and form all play huge in how I see things from an art and design perspective. At the same time, I am looking at the car from so many vantage points to lock in on the most dramatic view.
Q: Do you have an all-time favorite car?
A: The Gulf Porsche 917. I never tire of the beauty of that car and the Gulf livery. Maybe I can set a record for most paintings of that car…haha! Being a Ferrari nut as well, the 330 P3/4 is fantastic!
Q: Where do you like or would you like to see your art displayed most?
A: I love the '50s, '60s and '70s era, but if I had to pick one, I’d go with the '60s.
Q: Is there a classic that you’d like to redesign for production today?
A: It’s a really tough and bitter-sweet question. I would love to redesign a Maserati Bora or De Tomaso Mangusta, but at the same time, part of me wants the original to be left alone. Maybe it’s enough fun to just imagine how some of them could have evolved.
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