Christopher Hogan Reveals his Work at the 2014 Auto Expo in India, Becoming the First Artist to Paint a Collection of Art Cars
NEW DELHI--Feb. 7, 2014: Renowned Australian artist and sculptor, Christopher Hogan was commissioned by Bajaj Auto to conceptualise, design and hand-paint a series of 5 vehicles. His RE60 Quadricycle Signature Collection was revealed on the world stage February 6, 2014 Auto Expo in India. With this project, Hogan has created a fusion of art, culture and technology into a highly visual package. The canvasses for Christopher Hogan's creations are the Bajaj RE60 vehicles themselves.
While other artists have painted art cars in the past, never before has a single artist painted a collection of 5 art cars. The showcased collection represents an association between Bajaj Auto Ltd and Christopher Hogan. The goal was to create a visual celebration for the Bajaj Auto's new 216cc vehicle on the world stage.
Hogan's style of painting is contemporary abstract, and each RE60 Quadricycle is a kaleidoscope of colour and recognisable patterns that will certainly evoke a sense of excitement, playfulness, and glee to even the most sceptical automobile-aficionado. As part of his creative process for the project, Hogan carefully researched which five national icons would be the most visually suitable to represent the overall cultural aesthetic of India.
Hogan explains, "Colour is such an integral ingredient in the Indian way of life. This was an important consideration in my finished creations. This is reflected in the Tiger, Lotus, Mango, Peacock and Banyan Tree vibrantly coloured designs.
About Christopher Hogan:
Christopher Hogan is one of the world's leading marine abstract artists. His clients include some of the most elite figures from the world stage including The Royal Court Kingdom of Bahrain, Mr Rajiv Bajaj, the Managing Director Baja Auto Ltd, India, Mr William Heineke, CEO Minor International, Thailand and Sheika Mayes Al Thani of Qatar. His work is currently exhibited in a long list of countries including Bahrain, Thailand, UAE, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, China, Qatar, Maldives, the UK South Africa and several European countries including Russia, Germany, and Switzerland. Hogan's impressive clientele includes luxury resorts One&Only Reethi Rah Maldives, Banyan Tree Group, Anantara Resorts & Spas, Thailand & Maldives, Angsana Resorts, Thailand & Maldives, Hamilton Island Resort and Marriott Hotels in Australasia. His corporate clients have graced the Forbes Global 2000 list. His artwork is collected by Regional Art Galleries in Australia. A seasoned artist, acknowledged for mixing contemporary original designs with the realities of the commercial world, Hogan has been making inroads into the international hospitality and corporate world with his corporate ArtEnergy program. More information can be found at http://ChristopherHogan