Art Cars

Irvin Tepper has been photographing the art car movement since 1995. These images have recently been featured in a solo exhibition ‘Art Car Central’ curated by Ann Harithas, at the Nave Museum, Victoria, Texas. People make artcars in order to express their individuality through a visual creative language applied to the vehicles they drive for all to see. The themes of humor, politics, religion, decoration, and reinvention of form are all part of this celebration of freedom to express oneself on their vehicle, making the car into a personal shrine. These transformations take place using simple everyday low technology processes applying glue, putty, paint, and sometimes using the torch, the grinder, and the hammer to make the car spiritual and a concrete testament to their central idea.

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