German Designer Works With Aston Martin On Race Car That Messes With Your Eyes

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

When the 24 Hours of LeMans race kicks off in France this Saturday, June 13, the latest art piece by Germany’s Tobias Rehberger will be seen on a Aston Martin Vantage GTE, and before it even reaches any speed at all, your eyes will struggle to focus to see it clearly.

Rehberger is known for abstract art, and there is no shortage of that with his design for this car as he uses colors, patterns and geometric shapes to portray movement and speed while the car remains motionless.

“My design for the Aston Martin art car is rooted in my interest in distorted perception and related phenomena like auto moving patterns, optical effects, camouflage and visual confusion, which I have addressed in many works before,” Rehberger explains.

“In this case, the design is based on a geometric optical effect pattern. Comparable to a fast object, a steady fixation on a point of the pattern is impossible.”

Staring too long at this car may give you a headache but that is part of the point. To see it in action though, look for car #97 during this weekend’s race, which begins at 3PM local time in France.


Source: Aston Martin Racing

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