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Rolls-Royce adds fine art to new Phantom with The Gallery Artist Commissions

Rolls-Royce adds fine art to new Phantom with The Gallery Artist Commissions

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A Moment In Time by Based Upon

London artist collective Based Upon believes every artwork should tell a story and, when commissioned to create a piece for The Gallery, hit upon Rolls-Royce's history as a brand grounded in experimentation and impossible feats as their inspiration. To create the artwork a piece of silk was pulled through a tank of water with the effect being captured on camera. The image was then analysed and reworked in clay and wax before being optimised to fit The Gallery space. The finished piece was then machined in aluminium, then polished and curved to resemble the shapes of the original fabric.

“We tried to capture a moment as though the Spirit of Ecstasy’s shawl was allowed to drape over the car at high speed, capturing that moment that leaves time standing still, as the Spirit of Ecstasy trails all in her wake,” comments Lex Wlech, co-founder of Based Upon.

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