What would you think if we were to tell you that there’s a 1983 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 hiding beneath all that hideous colored plastic and resin?
Well, there is, but good luck driving it ever again. Motor Authority shared this contemporary art car/haunting nightmare, which was 3D-printed on-site at the 2015 New York International Auto Show. The “art car” is the work of one Ioan Florea, who described his “3D Camaro” piece thusly:
“The juxtaposition of the car and the art creates a contrast that generates dialog and questions the relationship between form and function.”
In other words, the 3D Camaro can be described by much of the same meaningless, pretentious buzzwords you might find issuing from the mouths of a thousand different talentless hack artists. The car isn’t so much “juxtaposed” against the 3D-printed plastic shapes, so much as it’s engulfed by them. The only dialog we can imagine ourselves having is to ask: “Why the hell did you do this?” to which we’re sure he wouldn’t have a more satisfactory answer.
Ioan Florea’s 3D Camaro piece was completed by two 3D printers, and visitors to the NYIAS were invited to touch the finished work. We just regret no one decided to tear it all off.
(We would like to point out that the 1983 Camaro Z/28, like all cars, is three-dimensional even before being molested by 3D-printers. -ed.)