Refik Anadol’s Art of Perfection: Data Painting
Commissioned by Muse, the Rolls-Royce Art Programme, Turkish-born media artist Refik Anadol has curated a unique work of digital art evoking the colours of every Rolls-Royce motor car created at Goodwood over the last decade.
Making its world premiere during Frieze Los Angeles, the one-off creation will be publicly presented at The Peninsula Beverly Hills for a week before being displayed during Geneva Motor Show next month.
Set to be permanently displayed at the home of Rolls-Royce, the unique piece namely Art of Perfection: Data Painting is comprised of an LED ‘canvas’ depicting a data painting of data captured from Goodwood’s Surface Finish Centre referencing the colour of each motor car produced over the last ten years.
This vivid use of data is paralleled with information collated from the robotic motions that go into applying the marque’s flagship surface finish to each car to curate the incredible visuals surrounding the canvas. Embodying the complications that master artisans face in an increasingly computerised world, Anadol’s work captures the level of skill and craftsmanship that continues to be at affinity with the prestigious manufacturer.
Text by Jaz Grewal