Emirati artist Mohammed Kazem creates artwork for Rolls-Royce
First from the UAE
As part of the Rolls-Royce Art Programme, the British luxury automaker has unveiled a two-part artwork created by Emirati artist Mohammed Kazem. The first is a steel sculpture featuring letters and numbers, which represent the coordinates of craft workshops within Goodwood — the home of Rolls-Royce. The second sees 863 hand-sewn fibre-optic threads and 60,000 embroidered stitches sewn in the shape of latitude and longitude numbers, onto the headliner of the Wraith, as well as a clock peppered with the coordinates.
Speaking about the collaboration, Kasem said, "I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience of being part of the Rolls-Royce Art Programme. From visiting Goodwood, the home of the marque and taking inspiration from their master craftspeople, to working with the Rolls-Royce design team on the concept for a Wraith incorporating key elements of my work and ultimately, allowing me to create a metal sculpture for the first time."
The artwork by Mohammed Kazem will be on display at the Rolls-Royce Abu Dhabi showroom from April 27 until May 25. Also, watch the Spirit of Ecstasy film by Rolls-Royce.