Designed as the Official Art Print for the Detroit Grand Prix the latest RUN from Camilo Pardo features the Detroit artist's signature style and flair for capturing inherent automotive sexiness and the city that does it better than anyone else.
As the event once again returned to Detroit's scenic Belle Isle Raceway, the Official Grand Prix art print from Camilo Pardo highlights the beautiful Scott Fountain which dozens of Indy Cars circled as they sped through the 2.1 mile track this past June. A 982-acre island in the Detroit River, Belle Isle was home to the Detroit Grand Prix from 1992-2001, utilizing a temporary street circuit that was constructed specifically for the CART races. In 2007, it once again hosted world-class racing with both the open-wheel cars of the IndyCar Series and the sports cars of the American Le Mans Series competing at the event, both of which are highlighted in this RUN.
Belle Isle also includes a half-mile swimming beach, the only one in the city, and a nature center. The aquarium opened in 1904, making it the oldest public aquarium in the United States. The conservatory and the 1908 Belle Isle Casino were constructed by Detroit architect Albert Kahn, well-known for developing open-floor plan concrete factories. Consistently voted Metro Detroit's best park, Belle Isle also features dozens of picturesque views of Detroit's skyline, also embodied here with Camilo's latest RUN.
This RUN comes signed, numbered and with a Certificate of Authenticity from Camilo Pardo & 1xRUN.
The art that Camilo Pardo has created over the years is all over Detroit. A considerable amount of it is present on our freeways at any given moment of the day. Most recognized for his design work on the Ford GT, Camilo put verve in the steel curves and reminded us that a car's first internal combustion takes place in an artist's mind. The car's external beauty is born there as well. That mind has not ceased from creative labors, even if they're no longer entirely devoted to Motor City mojo.
Camilo's paintings and drawings speak to both his love for linear perfection and his fascination for the manner in which those lines deliver aesthetic satisfaction to the viewer. His works genuinely seem to move and they are energized by what is obviously a rich understanding and respect for popular culture and traditional disciplines. In less talented hands, such a seeming contradiction of forces would negate the best efforts. Camilo makes them reconcile, complement each other and dance together.
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