AFAS Artist Richard Pietruska To Celebrate Sensuous Automotive Sculptures At 2016 Pebble Beach Concours
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – Aug. 05, 2016 – Automotive Fine Arts Society (AFAS) member Richard Pietruska will debut new elegantly designed automotive sculptures at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance® on Sunday, Aug. 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Using various materials, Pietruska combines modern art elements with the power and motion of beautiful automobiles. Sponsored by The Lincoln Motor Company, the 2016 AFAS exhibit at the 18th fairway of Pebble Beach Golf Links in beautiful Pebble Beach, California, will showcase the latest creations from the world’s finest automotive artists.
“The movement and curves of the automobile are the inspiration for my sculptures,” said Pietruska. “My artwork meets at the crossroads of my passion for creative adventure and the fluid motion of a vehicle. The sleek lines and powerful shapes found in cars provide endless possibilities.”
In honor of Ford’s victories at this year’s Le Mans, Pietruska will unveil a sculpture of the 2017 Ford GT along with the 2005 model. These will be released in red, white and blue to celebrate the American win with the car at Le Mans this year.
“Pebble Beach honors rich automotive history,” said Pietruska. “Along with my Ford GT sculptures, I’ll bring a series of figurative sculptures titled, ‘Sensual-oscity.’ These pieces balance the curves of classic cars with those of the female form. They bring out the sensuality in both shapes.”
The “Sensual-oscity” series features three gorgeous bronze sculptures built on a black granite base. One titled, “Beauty with a Twist” captures the allure of a Delahaye that evolves into a curved woman’s body on the reverse side. Another titled, “Classic Proportions” has a similar style with a horizontally rotary Delahaye. Finally, with a different take on sensuality, “Elegance and Grace” gives a sleek perspective of a Delahaye with the same class and sophistication as its French heritage.
An award-winning artist and designer, Pietruska has worked in a variety of mediums including paintings, tapestries and for the last 18 years he has focused on sculpting. Pietruska has earned national accolades for his work, including the prestigious Peter Helck Award for three years consecutively and numerous Athena Awards of Excellence at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. With more than 40 years of teaching experience, Pietruska is a highly-respected professor in the Transportation Department at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Today, many of his former students are now leading automotive designers in the U.S., Europe and Asia.
To learn more about Richard Pietruska and his work, visit www.rpmart.com.
About the Automotive Fine Arts Society
AFAS was established in 1983 by a group of artists who are acknowledged by critics to be among the best in their field. Members work in many diverse mediums including oil, watercolors, acrylics, wood, gouache, pen & ink, clay and metal. AFAS and its members participate in select shows across the country including the Pebble Beach Concours d´Elegance, Dana Point Concours d’Elegance and the Amelia Island Concours d´Elegance. Information about AFAS is available at www.autoartgallery.com or by contacting Tyler Weiland at 214.520.3430 x302.