Italian artist Paolo Troilo painted the body of Lamborghini Huracán EVO with an artwork that was inspired by the emotions he experienced during a drive in the supercar. The result, the artwork known as “Minotauro” (Minotaur), was unveiled during the event at La Bullona in Milan.
The Huracán EVO bodywork was painted using the artists’s signature finger-painting technique. The artwork depicts the powerful features of a man’s body as its defining element and a means of communication. “Minotauro” celebrates the Huracán EVO by portraying a fusion between man, the bull symbol of Automobili Lamborghini, and the concept of myth expressed in the heroic force exuded by the man’s figure painted on the sides of the car. The strength communicated by the forearms and the clenched fists on the front hood remind a bull’s horns.
Time. I am enamoured with the idea of slowness, and I have always championed it as a key to pleasure, culture, beauty and success. But there are some encounters that change you. Seeing the Lamborghini Huracán EVO and trying it out suggested to me that there are also things capable of releasing the same energy with acceleration, with speed, with momentum. I heard the sound of the wind picking up as the space narrowed and time distorted: I felt a flowing wind and used it to paint on the muse itself, the inspiration of these emotions: the Huracán, my Minotauro. – Paolo Troilo
From November 4 to 13, the Huracán EVO painted by Paolo Troilo together with some of the artist’s other works will be exhibited at Palazzo Serbelloni at Corso Venezia, 16 in Milan, as part of the “TROILO-MILANO SOLO ANDATA” (TROILO-MILAN ONE WAY) exhibition, curated by Luca Beatrice.
Paolo Troilo was born in Taranto. His father, an anaesthetist, encouraged him to produce illustrations of pathological anatomy to be shown at medical conferences. Paolo studied at the European Institute of Design in Rome, then Arts and Architecture at the University of Florence, but he never finished any of these studies because he was eager to work in advertising. In 1997 he moved to Milan and began his illustrious career in this sector. At the prestigious Saatchi & Saatchi he was nominated Best Italian Creative Director in 2007 with the presentation of the Grand Prix of the Italian Art Directors Club.
His artistic career started in April 2005 when, while still working in advertising, he decided to switch from drawing to the noble art of painting. The day he started gathering together the materials he needed to make that leap, he forgot to buy brushes. This “mistake” gave us his technique. Troilo started painting with his fingers and this technique, together with the powerful figurative results, make him unique. His works have been exhibited in Singapore, San Francisco, Istanbul, Tel Aviv, Los Angeles, New York, Milan, Rome, Palermo, and Florence.