MotoArt showcased at India Bike Week
An ode to the spirit of ride.
As the Great Migration rides into its destination, the music and adrenalinepumping tracks were all set to welcome.
And rested in the midst of all the live-wire entertainment which was an ode to the spirit of the ride, MotoArt Project.
IBW Moto Art Project showcased artworks by biker illustrators, sculptors & painters from across the country who have brought alive the magic of the brethren of biking in their own language. The Project featured exhibitions of murals, street art, photos, upcycled moto parts by Sawant Sanskar from Bacon & Eggs, Prankur Rana, George Mathen, Garage 52, Rohan Joglekar, Maria Jurkina and the best Tattoo sketches from Body Canvas.
Announcing the artists for the MotoArt Project, Martin Da Costa, CEO of 70 EMG, India Bike Week observed, “The MotoArt Project is an expression of the passion that is going to light up Vagator over the two days of IBW. The artists are individuals who have been touched by this magic themselves and hence able to lend it a language so beautifully. Like past years, this year too we have a treat in store for the revellers.”
Profiles of some of the prominent artists who became a part of this year’s edition were:
A bohemian on wheels, Rana captures beautiful stories of spectacular locations through his lens. He has explored the beauty of cities such as Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa on his ‘Patina’, the modified Royal Enfield he rides. Interestingly, Rana never uses geometrical instruments to design his bike, instead he comes up with different alternatives like spare parts of Bike to sketch.
Appupen, as George is popularly known, is a distinct voice in the graphic novel scene of India with three books to his credit. A 3D Animation and Graphic Design artist, Appuppen started his career as a tattoo and mural artist in
Mumbai. After moving to Bengaluru, he founded
Lounge Piranha, a citybased band, where he was drummer. Through his three graphic novels – Moonward, Legends of Halahala, Aspyrus – Appupen built the world of Halahala in the eyes of the reader. Appuppen’s motoart is inspired by tattoo art, biker designs and posters and they depict surreal, sexy, dark and iconic aspect of biking.
Inspired and obsessed by auto rickshaws which are the lifeline of almost every city of India, Sanskar decided to give it an artistic form and a lifestyle touch. He travelled the different parts of the country and transformed the auto rickshaws into a story canvas with the help of Taxi Fabric. He calls himself a
IBW 2017 IBW Moto Art Project featured exhibitions of murals, street art, photos, upcycled moto parts by Sawant Sanskar from Bacon & Eggs, Prankur Rana, George Mathen, Garage 52, Rohan Joglekar, Maria Jurkina and the best Tattoo sketches from Body Canvas.
motor cyclist who can draw.
Rohan is a product designer and visual artist. Deeply fascinated by nature and design, he draws inspiration from its complex mechanics. An Illustrator and painter of realistic and surrealist styles, his art embodies a self-developed technique influenced by an education in industrial design, love for ecology and natural organic forms. “Through my art, I try to create worlds that parallel reality and to question the hierarchies in its beliefs, with compositions that bend the limits of reason. Ink, water colour and acrylic paints on paper and canvas help me manifest visual narratives that mirror contemporary culture” said Rohan Joglekar.
The Classic, Indian Bike introduced at IBW.
IBW 2017 began on
a high note.
India Bike Week (IBW) 2017.