BMW Art Car by Andy Reiban
If Austin Powers were a real person, he would be all over the BMW 3 Series Art Car created by the Czech designer Andy Reiban. This BMW is an awesome car not only with quality, but with a mind-blowing, colorful and illuminating transformation.
This hand painted BMW, the “Fluidum”, might not be an official BMW Art Car, which began its program 35 years ago, but was commissioned by a BMW dealership and is absolutely astounding. Official Art Cars in the past have painted BMWs to resemble works by Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.
The process that Reiban took to create his vision was quite labor intensive for the four-door 3 series. First, it was wrapped in matte vinyl then it was spray-painted with iridescent and fluorescent paints. Afterwards, photo-luminescent paints were applied to make certain artwork glow-in-the-dark. The end result is a definite reflection of the love and care that went into it.
Andy Reiban said about his car, “I love cars, speed and adrenaline. I wanted to abstractly express passion and dynamism and therefore each part of the body is different and tells a story. On the front hood there is the birth and taming of the power, right and left sides express the balance of power, day and night; the rear part symbolizes resistance and the roof sinuosity and barriers on most routes. Triple line across the whole car on one hand indicates series designation of the original vehicle and on the other the clenched claws as if you wanted to stop the beast that tries escape.”
The car is on exhibition at the showroom of BMW DyCom Group in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.