As we continue further and further into the digital age, digital automotive art continues to rise in prominence amongst the automotive community. Digital renderings, profile vectors, and coffee shop sketches have all earned a place in the social feeds of automotive enthusiasts.
If you step into my apartment, you’ll find my walls covered in art. Much to the chagrin of my lovely, patient, and understanding girlfriend, the art is almost entirely automotive in nature.
Today, I released the fourth Lowly Gentlemen print in an ongoing series of artwork meant to introduce automotive passion to the world of interior decorating. This particular composition is one that has been sitting at the back of my mind for some time now. I have always wanted to mesh my background in oil painting with the more refined blueprint style that I’ve developed in my automotive work.
Event posters are where art and automobiles have come together for decades, so when I began discussing potential collaboration projects with Formula Drift, my mind instantly jumped to the prints that so often proceeded races. Despite the style that runs rampant through the drifting culture, it’s rare to find art that echoes the dynamic atmosphere of the events.
It was well into last year that I first crossed paths with Khyzyl Saleem’s work. In front of me was a Mercedes SLS, clad in canards, vents, cables, and wires. Vibrant paint, lights, and details, worn and damaged from abuse.