ART, CYLINDERS AND PISTONS
Automobiles, Design and Art: This is my speed.
Cylinders and pistons in motion become the architectural mechanics that give life to the engine. And as such cars create ideas, thoughts and colours which take form on a sheet of paper or a white canvas: they call it Motoring Art, and I call it passion. I have always been fascinated by cars and I paint them on canvas with enthusiasm with a special focus on the 911 model, inspirational muse and active participant of road races.
MY NAME IS PERA
Fast to say, easy to remember.
As an artist, concept and visual designer, as well as being a creative director in the field of communications, I am a great connoisseur of cars, for their shapes and contents. In my oil and acrylic paintings on canvas, the car is my inspirational muse, whose real use has been intentionally reduced in order for it to become the aesthetic centre of attention for the moment; a metaphor for speed and progress that testifies to man’s projectual ability and a means of challenging himself. My works have been admired by racing car drivers and aficionadoes, and they have been exhibited in prestigious art galleries, during important events sponsored by major car manufacturers.
MY PASSION RUNS ON THE CANVAS
Cars forever, forever on canvas.
I have always loved cars. I don’t know why exactly. I think that each one of us is born with certain predispositions that you don’t even expect, then over time they come out and are developed, or are lost forever. The fact that I was practically born aboard my father’s Porsche 356 may have had some influence, but I could also have become a soccer fan. But no, it was cars, ever since I was young: those neverending trips across the living carpet on my pedal car among my Politoys model cars. My creative talents first came to the surface with extravagant models for cars drawn on cardboard boxes, with drawings within drawings. The early editions of the Italian car magazine “Quattroruote”, printed in black and white, were my source of inspiration. I could have become a car designer or perhaps a test pilot. But no, I work in advertising. A job which has, nonetheless allowed me to work for top car manufacturers in the field of advertising. These paintings are a result of my passion that flows over the canvases and sometimes on the road.
Since 1963 it has always been the same, but also so very different: its strength is this, and this explains its irrepressible appeal which goes beyond fashions and time. Now that it has become definitely turbo, it has also become a reference point without compare.
Developed from the E30 in 1985, it has become the object of desire for drivers who appreciate high performance and top quality construction. The two-door model is now called the M4 and it is an open challenge to the sleek M2.
This model first came out in August of 1959 with its innovations of passive safety. Despite the touring style of the sedan, the Hockflosse (with tail fins) was to go onto to be very successful in rally races of the era.
At the end of the 50s, the ingenious Issigonis designed a revolutionary vehicle: a transverse engine, rear traction and a spacious interior of three metres in length. An enhanced engine for the sports model; a true go-cart for the road.
THE AGE AT WHICH I DREW MY FIRST 911
AND MORE ARE THE SUPERCARS I HAVE DRIVEN WITH ENTHUSIASM BOTH ON THE ROAD AND ON THE RACETRACK
ARE THE HOURS THAT I TAKE TO FINISH A 100 X 70 cm PAINTING
Painting is only a part of my personality. My competences go beyond my passion for cars, which always remains constant.
MY ARTWORKS ON CANVAS
I have always adored cars. Painting a car on canvas excites me, especially if the subject is a 911. It is like seeing it again for me, hearing its sound, reliving its equilibrium around corners: using oil and acrylic paints I try to create images that are nothing but extensions of my own thoughts. Similarly, the 911 of my canvases runs over streets and the track where the lines and reflections turn into the unmistakable form of its body. I paint both for myself and for those who appreciate the idea of having a unique work of art hanging on their walls at home, in the office or even in the garage.
CLICK ON THE ROAD
I have always adored cars. Every car has precise values that are not only linked to its technical features, but also to the history of the car manufacturer itself, its evolution of style and above all, to the thrill you feel when you are behind the wheel. And then, a car is the object that incarnates the essence of movement and it brings with it the memory of the road, the experience of traveling and the discovery of unknown places. For this reason, my passion also flows through the lens of the camera.