What do the painted fairings tell us?
The painting style I chose for the fairings is what I call “Thought Painting”. It’s an approach whereby I collect and portray screenshots of my thoughts over different periods of time. In it, you can see all sorts of different elements of life - the ups and downs, love, chemical connections. Everything we go through in life. Importantly, I really wanted the drawings to be painted onto the livery, as if it were a canvas. So, all the sketches have been air brushed on the bike by hand. The paint job alone took six months, but the result is totally worth it.
Many of your works involve placing well-known figures and characters in surprising situations. Is there a particular location where you would like to see this Ducati?
Right now, the bike is exhibited in my studio gallery in Amsterdam. It blends in perfectly with all the other pieces and grabs the attention of anyone who approaches. But in the future, I would like to put it somewhere everybody can see it and interact with it. I believe art is about sharing emotions and inspiring people. So, if I had to pick a place, I would say the Dubai mall, which welcomes 7 million visitors per month. That’s a lot of people. And if there is even one person among these 7 million who feels inspired when looking at it, then the art will have done its job.