ART CAR by JEAN BOGHOSSIAN at BENTLEY BRUSSELS
Vernissage ART CAR "Phygital" 3.0
ART CAR by JEAN BOGHOSSIAN
Painter of the instinct and the instant
VERNISSAGE @ BENTLEY BRUSSELS
To the benefit of the foundation YourGT asbl
One unique concept – Art Car - bringing together
One world-class artist
One luxury car brand
One good cause
One team of four exceptional motor racing drivers
running on 2022 GT World Challenge
Here is how our story starts…
Jean Boghossian is an abstract multidisciplinary artist whose recent artworks all bear, at different degrees, traces of burn degradation. He is one of the few who experiments by applying fire and smoke to various works. Fire, being his artistic language of choice, is used through a wide array of torches. Having transitioned a little more than a decade ago towards abstraction Boghossian’s art may evoke a contemporary view on the Zero-movement and Fluxus although he claims not to belong to any artistic movement.
Without racing, Bentley may never have existed at all. Created by W.O. Bentley in 1919, Bentley has been racing since then and has forged over the decades a formidable reputation on the racetracks of the world, thanks to a combination of visionary engineering and the courage of the men and women who take the wheel. W.O. Bentley was more than just an engineer; he was also a passionate competitor – a man who believed unquestionably in the importance of car racing to his success.
Bentley Brussels is proud to represent these values through a team of talented Belgian drivers :
NIGEL BAILLY, MATTHIEU DE ROBIANO ET STÉPHANE LÉMERET
Bentley’s pioneering vision has long been embodied in the tenacity and ambition of its drivers and our team of pilots. Nigel Bailly, Stéphane Lémeret and Matthieu de Robiano – are no exceptions. Those great motor racing drivers will dispute the GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup with the Bentley Continental GT3, starting with the 24-hour Spa-Francorchamps (28-31 July).
The particularity of this team is the participation of the paraplegic pilot Nigel Bailly, who suffered a motorcycle accident when he was 14 years old in which he became a paraplegic. Passionate about car racing, he is a true motorsport enthusiast, who will do everything possible to live his dream. In 2021, he was one of the drivers of the adapted Oreca 07-Gibson that competed in the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans.
THE FOUNDATION "YourGT"
The Belgian asbl YourGT was created in 2017 to support the practice of sports in rehabilitation centers for persons with disabilities and to promote their integration through sports.
A brand new ECOSYSTEM 3.0 providing “phygital” solutions to artists, companies and projects, that create an immersive and meaningful experience to the benefit of a good cause, created a DAO (Decentralised Autonomous Organisation) & ART NFT (Non Fongible Tokens) – to articulate the creation of the Art Car and the first-ever collaboration between Jean Boghossian and Bentley Brussels to support the foundation YourGT.