Passion is the inspiration of this Super car project. Devotion for excellence, beauty, speed, colors and art. Foglizzo, Pagani and Shalemar Sharbatly have one thing in common – “Passion”
Last week amongst all the glitz and glamour of the Formula 1 GP n Monaco, the international artist Shalimar Sharbatli celebrated her latest works of art on cars according to the term of “Moving Art”, which she specializes in and made famous, with a very special Pagani Zonda S.
The Pagani Zonda can be considered one of the world’s greatest super cars. While the Zonda does not have as long a history of sports cars, its speed and stylish design have made it a true instant classic. The Super car was designed to be placed in the Pagani Museum, which was founded by Horacio Pagani, the owner and founder of Pagani Motor Company, to commemorate the Zonda car, which is considered as the fastest and most expensive car in the world, estimated at 3.5 million dollars, this car will tour from France to Italy, to end up at the Pagani Museum.
Shalemar is an internationally celebrated painter that intro- duced the art world to a new concept called “Moving Art,” an initiative intended to move art beyond the elitist walls of the gallery. Shalemar Sharbatly is focusing on turning everyday objects — like cars — into conceptual pieces that have been seen by millions and is a visceral idea of using art as a vehicle. Colors are the messengers of her art, she chooses colors to produce a certain mood or atmosphere, to create space, light, and shadow, or to introduce symbolic associations.
With the help of D-Factory Italia, international wrapping specialist for cars (as well as aviation, yachting and interior de- sign), the voluptuous shapes of the Zonda have been covered with a film to protect the metal sheets and create an immacu- late canvas for Shalemar Sharbatly.
What makes this Super car even more special is the tri-collaboration between Pajani, the owner of the most popular and expensive car lines with Zonda selling at $ 3.5 million, Fujlezu designing exclusive interior leather for cars and private planes, and international artist Shalimar Sharbatli who turned the car into a master piece with her art.
Here, the vision of Shalemar meets the Foglizzo know-how, with the ability to create any shade of color for leather to meet their client’s requests. A process, the leather color matching, that is a delicate balance of scientific precision, skilled craftsmanship and humanistic sensibility, be- cause Foglizzo’s final goal is to preserve the original soft touch of the leather, the durability and comfort while improving its inner beauty qualities.
After 4 days of intense work Shalemar Sharbatly hand painted the entire Pagani Zonda S. The colors run from cool shades to warm hues, in a continuous flux of strokes and emotions that enhance the original shapes of the car. The final result is a piece of art which seems to embrace motion even when it staring in front of you, showing its outrageous beauty.
Shalimar Sharbatli mentioned the importance of this experience at this time in her artistic career, pointing out her pleasure for the “Moving Art” to become a focus and grabbing everyone’s attention, and became an added aesthetic value to the luxurious interior and exterior design. Adding: “What increases my happiness is that everyone is talking about me not as a woman but as an artist, with the language of art that has no barriers.”
Pagani Automobili S.p.A. is an Italian Supercar manufacturer. The company was founded in 1998 by Horacio Pagani and is based in San Cesario sul Panaro, Modena, Italy.
The philosophy driving the company embraces a concept borrowed from the Renaissance and embodied by the great Leonardo da Vinci who, over 500 years ago, once stated: “Art and Science are disciplines that must walk together hand in hand.”
Pagani Automobili creates in accordance with this inspirational creed, combining technique and taste, functionality and aesthetics, handcraft work and technological know-how.
Foglizzo Leather Goods
The latest addiction to the Foglizzo activities is the division Foglizzo Leather Goods, a new challenge to design and hand- craft exceptional products characterised by the best Foglizzo leather, artful engineering and enduring form, symbolizing ‘Made in Italy’ craftsmanship at its best.
Each piece is carefully handcrafted by expert Italian artisans who combine time-honoured and sophisticated techniques to ensure precision and superlative quality.
The Foglizzo Bespoke Experience takes personalization even further by involving the client in each step and offering exclu- sive design services to fullfill his or her personal style. With an extensive range of custom details, every FLG product is distinct and its construction process a unique experience.
Shalemar Sharbatly is a larger than life personality whose background refuses to fit into any conventional narrative. She has become an internationally celebrated painter and won nu- merous prizes and held exhibitions and shows in some of the world’s finest art galleries and institutions.
Shalemar Sharbatly introduced the art world to a new concept called “Moving Art,” an initiative intended to move art beyond the elitist walls of the gallery. Shalemar’s use of art as a vehi- cle for challenging perceptions is not just limited to reflections on Saudi Arabia. Her current projects look to take art out of elite spaces such as galleries and into the street domain. She is focusing on turning everyday objects into conceptual pieces — although perhaps in reference to her Saudi roots one of her most famous works is a painted Porsche — that has been seen by millions and is a visceral idea of using art as a vehicle. Her hand-painted Porche has been displayed at the Louvre muse- um in Paris.
Looking forward, Shalemar Sharbatly wants to bring the same imagination she used towards cars towards people themselves and hosted a fashion show in the US, where models showed off trousers and jackets that fitted her vision of personality through color.
Asked what her dream ambition she explained that ‘one day I want to paint everybody on the street.’ What is in no doubt is that she is a one woman ‘artistic spring’ that has the potential to add a huge variety of colors to a understudied and unex- plored area of Saudi Arabia’s cultural sphere.
D-Factory Italia, international company specialized in cars personalization (also active in aviation, yachting and interior design), is characterized by a workmanship quality at the highest level. Improving the look of a car is part of the D-Factory operations: from the study of design and creativity to the realization of wrapping, application of Stone-Guard, up to the complete detailing of the car . The company has exploited all its mastery in the careful work of covering the voluptuous surfaces of the Zonda. It was necessary to create a white canvas, to allow Shalemar Sharbatly to complete his work of art: for this reason, D-Factory applied a protective film for sheet metal with the aim of not affecting the Pagani bodywork and allowing the painter to customize the shapes and colors to your liking.