Richard C. Neergaard
Amazing art can stop an audience in its tracks.
Looking and feeling compelled to ask, “what is it?” and immediately “how did they make that?” and finally getting to “what does it mean?” is the ultimate test of impactful art.
But there must be beauty, not just shock or a dramatic statement.
It’s my goal to create this in automotive art. To achieve both curiosity and beauty for the audience, I integrated original pieces from famous race cars, exotics, and classic cars. These pieces give meaning and a sense of history while the rest of the art provides an unusual framework. Most are made with aluminium panels which are laser cut, CNC bent and anodised. A high quality photo is then laminated, computer calculated and plodder cut to fit exactly on the panels and screwed into an acrylic gloss back panel. However, I was worked in many styles including painting on car parts and even sculpting vintage ahoogah horns into a flower bouquet for a museum in LA.
I have works in the British Motor Museum, the Los Angeles Driving Museum, the Jaguar Heritage Trust museum, the Williams F1 museum, Alfa Romeo F1, McLaren F1 and Williams F1 headquarters and exhibited at the Royal Automobile Club in London, Salon Prive at Blenheim Palace and sold at Bonhams Aston Martin Classics auction.
Studied art at UAL – Central Saint Martens, The Art Academy London and Otis Art School Los Angeles.
Degrees in Economics and International Relations from Tufts University in Boston, USA
Career in innovative and creative marketing and inventor of the globally successful Finish PowerBall dishwasher tablet.