This is more like performance art.
Car fans can agree that certain vehicles are more than the sum of their individual parts; they're pieces of rolling art that represent some of the most creative minds the world has known. Cars such as the Jaguar E-Type, Lamborghini Countach, and Porsche 911 are iconic designs loved by millions, and the 911, in particular, has spawned an art car craze that continues to thrive to this day. We've covered some really cool modern interpretations of the Porsche art car, and the latest examples, using the Porsche Taycan as a canvas, are truly out of this world. Porsche Canada recently held a time-limited knock-out competition in collaboration with Art Battle to find regional and national champions around the world and made artists battle each other in front of a live crowd. This was the result.
The event, titled "The Art of Electric '' is the first of its kind, and used actual cars as a canvas. The two Taycan 4S vehicles were wrapped in white and black to accommodate each artist's chosen mediums. The black car was decorated by Rei Misiri, a Toronto-based calligraphy artist who specializes in murals. The white car was handed over to Megan Claire Keho, also a Toronto artist who works with large and colorful wall murals. "My art is mostly murals and public pieces inspired by a lot of the people in my life," says Keho. "I tend to relate to people fighting for others and try to create public spaces where important conversations can be had."
Each artist had only two hours to complete their pieces, and the audiences, both live and virtual, were invited to vote on their favorite creation. Misiri, who used the black car, created a stunning gold and white creation with wild horse motifs which he said is inspired "by different cultures and aesthetic elements from nature". Keho on the other hand delighted the crowd with a stunning blast of colors. At the end of the two hours, the audience voted in favor of Misiri's creation. He will now be invited to the city's final, and then on to the National Championships if he manages a second win. The cars themselves will be made available for media drives and photoshoots before the wraps are removed. With vinyl making it easy to create pieces like these, we hope to see many more art cars in the future.