May 8 is Visual Arts Day (in Brazil), and since Ayrton Senna was an inspiration for a huge number of artists in several areas, we’ve decided to remember a few works of art that were highlighted by the Ayrton Senna Institute for honoring our three-time world champion.
1 – Ayrton Senna painting at McLaren
Daniel Bota, artist and art director, honored the Brazilian driver by painting a 100 x 160 cm canvas. The painting depicts Senna’s most memorable period in motor sports, when he was a McLaren driver. The artist was welcomed to the Ayrton Senna Institute by Bianca Senna, and his painting was featured in our social media profiles.
2- Mural in the heart of São Paulo
Eduardo Kobra, one of the country’s greatest artists, has created a new landmark in the city of São Paulo. On the corner of two iconic avenues, Paulista and Consolação, he has painted a 41 x 17.5 m panel depicting Senna’s gaze in vibrant colors. The work of art was concluded before the 2015 Brazilian Grand Prix and sponsored by Audi.
3- Picture made with jeans scraps
People have honored Ayrton Senna in a variety ways, but Ian Berry showed that creativity really knows no bounds when it comes to the three-time F1 world champion. He spent several weeks cutting, stitching and pasting scraps of clothes, using only different shades of jeans, to create the shapes and shadows that give life to the Brazilian driver’s likeness. The British artist’s piece was unveiled at the Ayrton Senna Institute during the celebrations of our idol’s 20-year legacy.
4- Senna in wax
Created by a Britsh studio that has pieces displayed in the most famous Wax Museum in the world, London’s Madame Tussauds, the statue was presented last March to the Ayrton Senna Institute. It’s currently on display at the Petropolis Wax Museum, in Rio de Janeiro.
5- Metallic sculpture
TRUMPF, world leader in metal sheet precision cutting and processing, has gifted a steel statue of Ayrton Senna to the Institute that caries the three-time F1 world champion’s name. With a height of 1,76 m (the same as Senna’s), the steel sculpture was laser-cut by a smart machine. The piece celebrates the fact that Senna would be turning 56 on March 21, 2016.
6- Lalala Dog