Noctua Chroma by Marc Vellekoop

ARTIST NOTES: Sanded and polished adjustment handle - car paint shop. ILFORD Galerie Gold Fibre Silk paper. Black foam mount.

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DIMENSIONS (Height - 20.00 cm X Width - 25.50 cm )
MEDIUM ON BASE Other Medium on Other
GENRE Abstract
REGISTERED NRN # 000-3573-0134-01
COPYRIGHT © Marc Vellekoop
PRIZES AND AWARDS No Awards
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Artist: Marc Vellekoop



ARTIST BIO

Born in Gouda, The Netherlands in 1962, I joined the collision repair industry in 1978 and worked as a spray painter, teacher and trainer before moving to Melbourne, Australia in 2005. I am an automotive refinish consultant, paint application and colour specialist for the automotive industry.

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To feed my creative hunger I sculpt car body parts and make digital art in my workshop. I attack paint-smothered recycled car panels (used over the years to train spray painters) with grinding, sanding and fine carving tools. The colourful indoor sculptures are polished or clear-coated as a final step.

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Professionally, I was trained to create invisible repairs with perfectly matched colour, gloss and texture – in other words repair scratches and apply paint. As a sculptural artist I create scratches and remove paint. My sculptures expose an almost innumerable range of differently coloured paint layers and reveal exciting colours and psychedelic effects. The abstract pieces take the viewer on an unexpected visual journey.

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Passionate about technical challenges, I love to push the boundaries of car paint!

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Inspirations

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

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Exhibitions

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2015

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SCRATCH!
Debut exhibition
No Vacancy Gallery, QV Building Melbourne, Australia
8-23 December

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2014

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Linden Postcard Show
Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne, Australia
25 October – 6 December

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Artists Emerge @ WTC
World Trade Centre, Melbourne, Australia

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Selected for ‘Artists Emerge @ WTC’ curated by MARS Gallery
Annual group exhibition of new works by emerging and mid-career artists working in sculpture.
16 July – 24 August



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