Bored (click to enlarge)
by Jay Koka, © 2011
54”w x 44”, acrylic on canvas
Jay Koka: “Sometimes the idea for a painting comes in the blink of an eye but it takes a long time to get it done... like 2 years.
I got the idea for "Bored" while walking around the pit area of the track during a recent Cavallino Ferrari Classic. My wife has been to enough car shows and races to last at least two lifetimes and I often get the sense she would rather be somewhere else...anywhere else that does not involve cars. The girl in the painting is not my wife, she just represents the idea... a person completely unimpressed and unmoved while surrounded by some pretty impressive wheels.
The painting was a long time coming... more than a year to get started and then 10 months of off and on work. Oddly, I completed the painting in the middle of my move to a different painting style in 2011 and it really sticks out in the new group of paintings... a different color palette and brushwork. But in the end, I think the effort was worthwile.”
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2010 Ferrari Club of America (click to enlarge)
2010 Ferrari Club of America
by Jay Koka, © 2010
36”w x 48”, acrylic on canvas, Private Collection
Jay Koka was commissioned by the Ferrari Club of America to produce the poster art for the 2010 International Meet. Koka 8th poster for the FCA, the art celebrates "Scaglietti designed road and race cars" with a TR58 from the Simeone Foundation Museum (Philadelphia, PA, USA) as the art feature .
Version 2 artwork (not used)