|Silver Arrow #722|
With a background that includes working with artists as varied as Interpol to Johnny Cash's band, Marrs describes his influence for this series, "I was lucky enough to be a part of the music business for many years and deeply cherish those memories. I wanted this new series to reflect that sense of play and excitement so I wanted to recall the tangible joy those of my generation felt when first picking up a new piece of vinyl, anxious to rush home so you could hear those first scratchy notes on your hi fi system." He added, "I've also always appreciated the car art Warhol made since most artists tend to paint or draw cars in the same settings or backgrounds, either tearing around a dirty back road with wheels straining awkwardly forward like in an old photo, or sitting airbrushed among neon signs and drive-in restaurants. There's certainly nothing wrong with those types of pieces and they certainly have their collectors, but I think car art can be elevated to Fine Art status if we pay attention to composition, quality, and especially quality of reproduction. When you create artwork that will compete for wall space in your client's homes, you must provide a product that not only looks beautiful, but will last a lifetime or more."
See more artwork by Marrs at his website: MarrsCars.com