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Flashing Lights
Flashing Lights (click to enlarge)
Flashing Lights
Title: "Flashing Lights" by Jay Koka, © 2009 45”w x 60”, acrylic on canvas, Private Collection

Jay Koka: “Almost all of our interaction with cars is from the inside yet almost all automotive themed art is viewed from the exterior. This is something I’ve wanted to explore for a long time.

I was driving in downtown San Francisco a few years ago near Union Square and came to a stop behind a pair of motorcycle cops. The idea for the painting came in an instant but it took a while to become reality. Two years later, I heard the song Flashing Lights by Kanye West and the idea for the painting immediately solidified in my mind.”

“Flashing Lights” is a very large 45x60” major new work from Jay Koka featuring an unusual viewpoint of a busy intersection from the interior of a new Ferrari California Spyder. Presumably speeding, the driver has just been pulled over by the police.

Please Note: The original version is shown above. Note that the painting was subsequently altered on sale at the request of the owner. Revisions include the reflection in the mirror as well as removal of and minor detail changes to the jewellery. The print is based on the original version of the painting.

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Hey nice car!
Hey, nice car! (click to enlarge)
Hey, nice car!
Title: "Hey, Nice Car" by Jay Koka, © 2009 45”w x 60”, acrylic on canvas, Artist Collection

Jay Koka: “I was out on my bike last year (2008) and I pulled up beside a friend driving a beater. I said, sarcastically, hey, nice car!

As is usual for me, the idea for a painting came in a flash. And as is also usual for me, it took me a while to get it done.

Oddly, I had not considered the impact of the very large image area occupied by the door until I actually started the painting. I was very concerned at the beginning that it would become the dominant element of the painting. I had to work hard to keep it under control and in the end, I think it worked out well. “Hey, Nice Car” features my Porsche Cayman S and an interior that makes it worthwhile to look inside.”

A very large 45x60” major work currently in the artist's collection.


Little Napoli
Little Napoli (click to enlarge)
Little Napoli
Title: "Little Napoli"
by Jay Koka, © 2009
36”w x 40”, acrylic on canvas, Private collection

Little Napoli is a popular restaurant in Carmel California.

It is especially popular during car week leading up to the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.

This is a privately commissioned original canvas.


















      



Louisville Concours 2009
Louisville Concours 2009 (click to enlarge)
Louisville Concours 2009
Title: "Louisville Concours 2009" by Jay Koka, © 2009 36”w x 48”, acrylic on canvas,
Private Collection

Jay Koka was commissioned once again by the organizers of the Louisville Concours to produce the poster art for their second event. (October 4, 2009, Louisville, Kentucky, USA)

Held on the grounds the the fabled Churchill Downs... home of the Kentucky Derby... the event combines and celebrates the best in horses and horspower. The featured marque for the 2009 event is Bugatti.

Jay Koka poster art features thoroughbreds out of the gate behind the iconic Bugatti Type 35.





















      



Clean Up
Clean Up (click to enlarge)
Clean Up
Title: "Clean Up"
by Jay Koka, © 2015
24”w x 18”, acrylic on canvas
Private Collection

Jay Koka: "This is an extremely rare street rod painting for me. I am not hugely interested in rods so I tend not to pay attention. Recently I was walking around the concours field early during setup and came across a crew hard at work preparing the car for the show. I am not sure what caught my eye, perhaps it was the huge contrast between the early morning sunlit areas and the long shadows... whatever it was, it ended up as a hugely satisfying work. Or maybe I just like the flames."



The following informed description of the car featured in the painting is by Brian Brennan, Editorial Director, Source Interlink Media: "Upon closer examination of the Koka painting titled "Clean Up" one realizes the car depicted is the iconic McMullen 1932 Ford highboy roadster with its distinctive flames and pinstriping over the black body. It also has the distinctive split wishbones/bracket on the front suspension. The car has long been the "mascot" for Street Rodder magazine and the car itself is currently owned by Jorge Zaragoza that was fully restored by Roy Brizio Hot Rods. Fun looking at the painting."


      



Amelia Morning
Amelia Morning (click to enlarge)
Amelia Morning

Amelia Morning
by Jay Koka, © 2009
24”w x 18”, acrylic on canvas
Private Collection



Available as a full-size canvas print.








      



Girl Meets Alfa
Girl Meets Alfa (click to enlarge)
Girl Meets Alfa
Title: "Girl Meets Alfa"
24x18", acrylic on canvas © Jay Koka, 2009
Private Collection














      



Selinsky Lincoln
Barrett-Jackson Auction 2009 (click to enlarge)
Barrett-Jackson Auction 2009 Event Art
Title: "Barrett-Jackson Auction 2009"
by Jay Koka, © 2009
34”w x 44”, acrylic on canvas, Barrett-Jackson Collection

Jay Koka was commissioned by Barrett-Jackson Auctions to produce original artwork for their 2009 event. Billed as the "Worlds Greatest Collector Car Auction", the auction is in its 38th year and takes place in Scottsdale, Arizona (USA) each January. Dates for 2009: January 11 thru 18th. Jay Kokas art is featured on the auction catalog cover and t-shirts. Original painting is 34x44" acrylic on canvas.