Can’t understand how few news outlets have picked up on this. But a special exhibition of Formula 1 inspired artwork was unveiled by artist Mark Dickens in London the other day.
Held at the Cello Factory on the South Bank, the exhibition marked the culmination of a year-long art project, commissioned by Mr F1, Bernie Ecclestone, aimed at capturing the essence of the 19-race 2011 Formula 1 World Championship from Australia to Brazil.
Through these pieces of art, Mark Dickens has showcased the beauty and dynamism of each host city. Integral to the artwork is Mark’s collaboration with the circuit CEOs and chairmen, sponsors and other dignitaries all expressing what Formula 1 means to them in their own writing. The works have all been individually created and finished by Mark, using mixed media panels combining print, paint, fabric, photographic transfers, embellishments and hand-written text set on to marine board panels.
Mark attended each of the races throughout the 2011 F1 season, taking in first-hand all the culture, atmosphere and excitement. The works have succinctly blended the cultural and architectural beauty of each host city with the technology and unbridled passion of Formula 1 racing – a potent combination.
The works of art of each the featured host cities will be presented at each event throughout the 2012 Formula 1 season which gets underway this weekend.
Images and interview with Mark to come.