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Marc Vellekoop

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Birthplace
Gouda, The Netherlands

Birth year
1962

Lives in
St Kilda, Victoria

Works in
St Kilda, Victoria

Website

Tags
sculpture, abstract, modern, pop, Automotive sculpture, automotive paint, automotive

Artist Statement

Born in Gouda, The Netherlands in 1962, I worked in the collision repair industry as a spray painter and teacher before moving to Melbourne, Australia in 2005. Currently I operate an automotive refinish consultancy. To feed my creative hunger I sculpt with automotive paint and make digital art in my workshop in Cheltenham.

I work with recycled automotive panels (bonnets, doors, boot lids, guards and roof panels), used over the years to train spray painters. The multiple layers of paint (anywhere between 30 and 300) reveal exciting colours and psychedelic effects. I was professionally trained to create invisible repairs with perfectly matched colour, gloss and texture. Passionate about technical challenges, my anarchic sculptures push the boundaries of car paint.

Inspirations
Music, street art, abstract expressionism, Dutch artist Anton Rooskens, Andy Warhol and the automotive sculptures of John Chamberlain.


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