This great art car project is a dialogue between painting and design, between art and technology, between Sen and the car manufacturer.
"In the Kwid that Sen painted at our invitation, it's the first time an artist has narrated a story through his painting style in an art car, in contrast to earlier art cars done by famous artists like Lichtenstein, Warhol, Koons and Calder that showcased the artist's style of art.
I am fascinated by Sen's bi-cultural aspect in his art. The Kwid art car vividly reflects his French inspiration, Indian colours through 'Ville Enigmatique' where he juxtaposed historical French Bengal and Victorian Bengal with traditional Bengali life that continues till today." All different door handle
Patrick Lecharpy, Renault's Design Director in Paris:
“Sen's painting on the Renault Kwid is simply a piece of genius. This art car is a dialogue between painting and design, between art and technology, between Sen and the car manufacturer in this great project.
Kwid is the name of the car Sen painted where he further elaborated the theme of Ville Enigmatique. This is a skilful blending of Indian colonial and trading history and French culture, revisited through the Gesturism Art approach.
Sen painted every single detail in the car at the Renault Design Workshop in Chennai. In this masterpiece we see all the main elements of Sen's art, Indian désordre with harmony and disharmony of everyday life in India.A strong energy springs from this work where a powerful sense of beauty marries the innovative features of the car.”
Alberto Moioli, Member AICA. Editorial Director, Enciclopediad'ArteItaliana, Art Advisor Art Affinity