The Renault Kwid Art Car seen here has been painted by Shombit Sengupta, a French artist of Indian origin. The Renault Kwid Art car was introduced by Yves Perrin, Consul General of France in Mumbai at ICIA Gallery, Kala Ghoda. The special Kwid art car will be showcased at the ICIA gallery till 14th Nov. It serves as a part of “Désordre – an exhibition of Gesturism Art created by the artist”. Also See- Renault Kwid Outsider Concept from Brazil
Post its showcase at the Kala Ghoda, this Kwid will travel to Barbizon, France, where it will be put on display between 10 to 27 December at the Artists Village. Thereafter the Kwid art car will travel to international auto shows and art shows, and will finally find place in the Renault Heritage Museum in France.
“In the Kwid that Sen painted at our invitation, it’s the first time an artist has narrated a story through his painting style in an art car, in contrast to earlier art cars done by famous artists like Lichtenstein, Warhol, Koons and Calder that showcased the artist’s style of art. I am fascinated by Sen’s bi-cultural aspect in his art. The Kwid art car vividly reflects his French inspiration, Indian colours through ‘Ville Enigmatique’ where he juxtaposed historical French Bengal and Victorian Bengal with traditional Bengali life that continues till today.” said Patrick Lecharpy, Renault’s Design Director in Paris,
“I have always painted on a flat canvas in my Gesturism Art style. Painting on the 3 dimensional volume of the Kwid was an exciting and tough challenge, particularly as I was recounting a story. Bringing a harmonious storyline detailing every corner of the automobile requires extreme self-discipline of art. The best part is, when I relook at the art car today, I am myself getting surprised to discover different areas that I had painted up to 4am in the morning for several days in Renault’s Design Workshop in Chennai.” said Shombit Sengupta.
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Artist Shombit Sengupta has extended the theme of Ville Enigmatique to the Renault Kwid Art Car. As Mr Lecharpy recounted, “I am fascinated by Sen’s bi-cultural aspect in his art. The Kwid art car vividly reflects his French inspiration, Indian colours through ‘Ville Enigmatique’ where he has juxtaposed historical French Bengal and Victorian Bengal with traditional Bengali life that continues till today.”
Shombit Sengupta is an acclaimed designer who comes with at least one or two new products everyday! His designs depicts lives of people in Europe, US, Argentina, Japan, China and India.
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