• Aug 30, 2007
Art and automobiles share an uneasy crossroads. Automotive body design is certainly art, but the expression tends to be curtailed by the demands of commerce. Design a car that leans too far towards pure art, and the market will reject it. The symbiosis of needs has served the automotive industry well for the past century. On the fringes are the folks who perpetrate art for art's sake against the automobile. Most of these works are less accessible, though sometimes, there's a consociation that successfully melds higher concept art with the automobile. We're not talking about growing grass on your Riviera here.

British artist Benedict Radcliffe has created a full size rendering of a Toyota Corolla, making the world a more surreal place. The work is essentially a line drawing of the car rendered in three dimensions. Cool. Radcliffe's previous wireframe Impreza was more in line with the pure art mindset, as the Corolla was commissioned for use in a video production. The white painted sculpture lends the photographs a surreal retouched look, and we're kind of bummed we weren't able to turn up the actual commercial, as the couple of shots of the car on set look impressive with the reflective black floor. We can't help but wonder what they chromakeyed behind it, too.

[Source: Skirmisher.org]



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      • 7 Years Ago
      Couldn't he have used a car that looks more...artistic? Saab Aero-X? Alfa 8C Competizione? Any Aston Martin? Lotus? Anything besides a Corolla. I blame Andy Warhol for all of this.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Uh, no because it was for a commercial. "Yeah, I know I was supposed to create a Corolla for a Toyota commercial but the Alfa Romeo just looked so much cooler."
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yup, the Corolla is as bland as canned soup...
      • 7 Years Ago

      They could easily make a wireframe Jetta now. All they need to do is change the grill.
      • 7 Years Ago
      lol, I went to the toyota car dealer yesterday and i saw this car... it just arrived, and was unloaded off the truck (well it only came here in south africa).

      and why does it say 2003 on the first picture? was this car actually designed in 2003 or what... or is the camera just a bit kaputt...
      • 7 Years Ago
      You can see its ribs but it has no soul.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yawn. This was done decades ago as a VW Beetle...
      Bryan
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wireframe or not, it is still a turd.
        • 7 Years Ago
        @Bryan
        Thanks for the scientific review, Bryan!
      • 7 Years Ago
      Now if someone will break out the eraser. It will look even better.