Swiss artist Fabian Oefner has collaborated with Ferrari to realize the high-speed and powerful performance of the 2015 Ferrari California T model. He traveled to the Ferrari headquarters in Maranello, Italy to try to reveal the sensation of speed through visual art, and to relay emotion into a physical art piece.
Oefner decided to use neon paint to convey the way velocity worked. By simultaneously blowing 150 mph wind and spraying glow-in-the-dark paint towards the car, he was able to capture the sense of acceleration, while the car remained parked. The resulting streaks of neon embody the extreme pace at which the car moves.
This is right up Fabian’s alley. Born in 1984, in Switzerland he’s a curious investigator, photographer and artist, whose work moves between the fields of art and science. His images capture in unique and imaginative ways natural phenomena that appear in our daily lives, such as sound waves, centripetal forces, iridescence, or the unique properties of magnetic ferroliquids. Feel free to check out his other projects, like “Disintegration” and “Hatch.”