Mark Dickens has been commissioned by Bernie Ecclestone to create 20 paintings, one for each Grand Prix.
The commission will showcase the beauty and dynamism of each host city and circuit-season 2011, blending the unique world of Formula One with the cultural and architectural significance of each city.
The works will be individually created and finished by Mark Dickens. They will be mixed media panels which involve the use of print, paint, fabric, photographic transfers, embellishments and hand-written text set into resin on marine board panels. Incorporated within each of the twenty works will be iconic images from around the city and images taken directly from each race week.
Also featured are collaborations with the CEOS Sponsors, City Mayors and other Dignitaries, inviting them to handwrite a quote explaining their unique interests in the race. These handwritten quotes will feature in the artwork. The Sponsors’ logos will also feature in the artworks.
Mr Ecclestone will present each host city with their respective panel next year after a London Exhibition of all the panels.