Ever more innovative and lightweight, our cars hurtle agilely along racetracks around the world. This advanced technology and the freedom it brings is what Arne Quinze strives to capture. His sculpture evokes the future of the automobile, which is changing rapidly thanks to technological advances. It is a new interpretation of the Alpine A110 which, through the prism of movement and lightness, becomes a technological and poetic sculpture.
A SCULPTURE PAYING TRIBUTE TO SPEED AND LIGHTNESS
An aluminium honeycomb structure with LEDs shining from the levitating Alpine A110. Representing a dreamlike manifestation of its technology, it incorporates the speed of light, as powerful as it is natural. Through this element, Arne Quinze seeks the perfect balance between the expression of the fragility and the power of nature. By integrating moving lightning bolts into the sculpture, he refers to the sensation of an increasingly blurred environment during a race, until the driver merges and becomes one with his car.
“This piece is the result of an exciting dialogue with Alpine to imagine a new form representing what, for me, symbolises the magic of racing: speed and the fusion between the driver and his car, between man and technology, between speed and nature. I am convinced that it is by looking at nature that we find the most technical solutions, and that is what I wanted to show here.”
Belgian artist, Arne Quinze has a real passion for racing cars. A pioneer in the installation of large-scale public artworks, he transforms streets into open-air museums. With his studio, Arne Quinze works with engineers, lighting designers and technical consultants. From welding to bolting, he works manually on precise processes, borrowed from the automotive field, to assemble aluminium, steel and LEDs, to create his sculptures.