Argentinian-Spanish artist Felipe Pantone has marked the world with his graffiti since the age of 12. Other than his solo work, he has also collaborated with none other than rally driver Ken Block to turn his kinetic art into race liveries. Pantone’s recent work is once again related to the automobile, as he has used a 1994 Chevrolet Corvette as his canvas.
Named “Ultradynamic”, Pantone’s new project was curated by Sarah Sperling and is the first in a series of 20 art cars being decorated by street artists. The Corvette is now covered with Pantone’s signature patterns. Carefully painted colour patterns mimic the rainbow shades found on a reflective surface, while the black, grey and white pixels are arranged in similar sequences found in a television test signal.
The car, together with five of Pantone’s paintings displaying similar effects, is now being displayed in Beyond The Streets, a showcase of graffiti and street art in Los Angeles. The 40,000 square feet exhibition runs until 6 July.