Robi Walters becomes Aston Martin Artist-in-Residence
“I have been a car lover ever since I was a child. For me, Aston Martin has always been iconic and the pinnacle of automotive design - they make beautiful cars, which are themselves incredible works of art and now after visiting the factory, and meeting some of the team, I am incredibly inspired by the spirit of Aston Martin. I am so thrilled and excited about this partnership. To work closely with Marek Reichman developing creative projects and making pieces of art from materials that don’t make it into the iconic sports cars will push me into new areas as an artist and I just can’t wait."
Robi has officially accepted the role of Artist-in-Residence at Aston Martin. He will create unique works of art during a defining period for the Aston Martin brand as its new UK manufacturing facility goes into full production at St Athan in Wales, producing the company’s first SUV, the Aston Martin DBX.
During his Aston Martin residency he will create innovative and provocative artwork from materials recycled from Aston Martin’s three production sites at Gaydon, St Athan and Newport Pagnell. He will also be collaborating on special projects with Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman.
Aston Martin’s Vice President & Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman said of the partnership:
“We are thrilled to be working with Robi as he is an exceptionally talented artist. I’ve always believed that it is stimulating for all of my design team to be exposed to different forms of art and design so this is an exciting collaboration for Aston Martin.”
The partnership is officially announced via a teaser video that goes out across Aston Martin's digital platforms on September 18, 2019. The video was created by Smoke & Mirrors:
VFX: Smoke & Mirrors
Creative Director & Flame Artist: Sunil Rao
Head of Production: Barrie Cockbill
Head of Design & Creative: Daniel Todd
CGI Artist: Luke Reade
Sound Design: Big Kahuna
Sound Engineer: Scott Little
With thanks to Jenny Standish and Donna Head