Celebrated Automotive Artists Collaborate On German Exhibition

Camilo Pardo, David Hilton and Laurent Nivalle are getting together for an exhibition entitled “Art Fair meets Cars and Glamour: Sexy From the Rear-View”, which opened at the Galerie am Brüsseler Platz in Cologne, Germany, October 27th.

The exhibition 
takes a look into the realm of auto design and photography through the eyes of these artists and industry professionals, presenting limited edition prints by Pardo, original auto art by Hilton and lifestyle photography by Nivalle.

Internationally acclaimed artist Camilo Pardo, most recognized as the chief designer of the contemporary Ford GT, will be represented by a selection of hand painted limited edition prints. Pardo’s work has been shown at the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Paris auto show and in galleries worldwide. Some of his pieces even grace the executive suites at Ford, where he worked as a designer for 24 years. A graduate of the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Pardo has worked on the Ford Thunderbird, Lincoln LS and Ford international concept vehicles. He also has worked in Ford’s design studios in Italy and Germany. This will mark his first exhibition in Germany.

Head of Exterior Design for Bentley, David Hilton, will display a one-off painting of the Bentley GT3 race car featured at the 2012 Paris auto show. Hilton has over two decades of automotive design experience and has worked with companies from Ford to Volkswagen. The first-generation Ford Focus RS and MC1 Supercar are among his notable accomplishments. Hilton has been living in Cologne for the last 15 years, and has a simple philosophy on designers: “I believe that every great car designer is also an artist at heart, always looking for the new or different approach”.

Art Director and photographer for Citroën’s Design Center for the last 10 years, Laurent Nivalle is rounding off the show with timeless and masterfully crafted photos. His works offers a dream like perspective in a realm of moments derived from the spontaneous life-style coinciding with fine cars, portraiture and fashion. A selection of his photography takes a surprising and on occasion, challenging look at cars.

Galerie am Brüsseler Platz operates as a platform for established artists as well as emerging talents. The aim is to concentrate on recognizing talented artists and placing their work in the spotlight. The gallery’s ongoing development builds upon the long history of art presentation and its function in society. The exhibition party runs through November 27th.


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