“The traditional preconception relating to automotive art is it’s nerdish in its content, too documentary in style and lacking both visual and emotional appeal”. Brett Fraser, 2010.
Why on earth would you start a descriptive piece of copy to explain what you are about to view with such a quote? Put simply because the art contained within this site falls into none of the descriptions mentioned above. If it did, Terence would stop creating the art displayed here straight away. Firstly, the majority of the work created is sculptural. Secondly, a large section of the new sculptures are wall mounted and like most of the new work on this site, coveys huge amounts of emotional and visual appeal. The exact opposite to the above quote. It’s unique. No other artist who uses the automotive subject as a base to their art does what Terence does.
One edition. Now sold.
Title: FLAT OUT. James Hunt. McLaren MP4. Base size: 160 x 90 cm. Mixed media, Resin and bronze casting, hand painted in acrylic. Mounted on solid base board. We all know the wild stories relating to James whilst he drove for McLaren. The women, the booze, the smoking… Yes he was a great driver, and yes the car was something special as well but do you want an image of James chugging along in the rain at Japan? A flat boring image which has been painted a thousand times before? Or do you purchase art where everyone, just goes “wow” when they see it. That was the exact reaction every single time when the edition was viewed at the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed. The sculpture of the car was laid on top of images of rude ladies, cigarettes, bubbly, cans of beer, everything you could think of that made up James’s wild life. Including his quote about going flat out and not forgetting his sex for breakfast badge! Art that is not nerdish, nor documentary and has just the point of difference to make it very, very unlike every other automotive art that is offered today.
Learned how to sharpen a pencil properly at the London College of Printing and the Royal College of Art. Spent far too long in advertising working in some of London’s best (and worst) ad agencies as an Art Director and later as a Creative Director, persuading people to buy stuff they didn’t really need! Created the Speed Freaks brand back in 2001. Killed it off in 2011 due to all sorts of reasons. Have been concentrating on the larger editions and images which you will find on this site since 2007. Exhibited at the Royal Academy, The Mall galleries. Numerous smaller private galleries. Retromobile in Paris, and have been a part of the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Revival for the past fifteen years or so. Always looking for new ways to let the public see the editions, so if you are a gallery, university or school please make contact.