Vehicles are part of our daily lives, understood as simple and useful means of conveyance, masses of steel and plastic, bonded utility entities, serving one need: mobility. Yet our relationship with cars goes deeper. Automobiles are linked to specific personal experiences. Think of the unique destinations we have driven to, loved ones we have kissed or songs we have sung along with. Our cars have always reflected our social and financial status and have been significant milestones in our lives.
ByDeutsche & Japaner
Despite our subjective perceptions it is unquestioned that cars influence our senses in myriad ways. Cars can be differentiated from a functional focus and purpose, or have a certain distinct character due to the manufacturer’s origin. But even when various models of different automotive companies are compared in the same key market segment, they still have commonalities. Disregarding facts like reliability, quality, price, etc., everyone seems to have an opinion about a vehicle, and this opinion is based on that person’s subjective aesthetic perception. Visuality and design are evident. Some designs extort a high level of attention from any observer, through color and shape, sports cars and muscle cars for instance communicate a rather aggressive characteristic trait. Conclusion? Auto, design and emotion are an inseparable triad.
The following series “Constellations” exposes the beauty of detail without emphasizing its specific function, a concentration on compositions, breaking the common pattern of perception with perspicacity and accuracy. An attempt to abandon the necessity of recognition by developing two dimensional abstracts of different shapes and colors all found in and around automobiles.