UNIQUE AND LIMITED: ART THAT GOES THE EXTRA MILE

16.05.2018

History didn’t happen in black and white and it shouldn’t be remembered that way. That is the mantra behind the Czech art company Unique and Limited, which combines the latest technology together with real photographs and painstaking research to create masterpieces.

 

More  inspiring  than  paintings, more  detailed  than  photographs:  Unique  &  Limited’s  spectacular  artwork  demonstrates  a  truly  fresh  and  original  way  of  bringing  automotive  stories  back  to  life.  Artist,  visionary  and  founder,  Jan  Rambousek  explains:  “Nobody  else  is  currently  doing  what  we  do  to  the  same  standards.  We’re  creating  a  new  type  of  art.”

 

Unique and Limited doesn’t just focus on cars, though, and epic WWII battles are also portrayed. Episodes from history are every bit as rich in stories as our automotive past. But  too  often  these  stories  are  lost,  under-appreciated,  or simply never told  because of  the limited  technology available at the time. 

 

 

 

UNIQUE AND LIMITED: ART THAT GOES THE EXTRA MILE

 

This is where Rambousek and his crew make the difference. “Our  mission  is  to  re-energize  inspiring  stories  –  bringing  cars  and  characters  back  to  life by  using  modern  technology  to  create  premium  large-scale  prints.  We  want  both  present  and  future  generations  to  be  able  to  experience  history  like  never  before,” the artist explains.

 

Every work is the result of a painstaking process that can easily take over five months to produce. To ensure that the scenes are recreated as authentically as possible, the team at Unique and Limited collects thousands of photos and, whenever possible, visits the actual locations and finds eye witnesses.

 

The artwork itself is a complex combination of photography and CGI. To enhance the realism of their works, Rambousek and his team prefer to shoot as much real content as possible, rather than generating 3D content. Building sets that are hard to differentiate from a Hollywood movie-set.

 

 

 

UNIQUE AND LIMITED: ART THAT GOES THE EXTRA MILE

 

When  it  comes  to  the  cars  themselves,  every  dent,  scratch  and  scuff  is  recreated.  Rambousek  says:  “With the modern tendency to make classic race cars look as  though they’ve  just come off  the  production  line,  no-one  can  ever  see  them  in  true  race  condition  –  so  we  go  to  great  lengths  to  depict  them  exactly  as  they  would have looked during the race.“ 

 

And it’s  not  only  the  cars  that  receive  this  extremely  detailed  treatment:  astonishingly,  the  same  level  of  care also  goes  into  the  locations,  characters  and  supporting  props  that  are  used in these famous scenes.

 

The sheer level of detail needs to be seen “in the flesh”, so you really should visit the Unique gallery in the city centre of Prague, where you will find an impressive collection of fine art prints and scale models of the cars. The ultimate works of reference. Maybe you’ll even go home with an artwork yourself.

 

 

 

UNIQUE AND LIMITED: ART THAT GOES THE EXTRA MILE

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