McLaren Automotive, the British creator of luxury, high-performance supercars, revealed the McLaren Artura Art Car created as a regional collaboration with Nat Bowen, a leading British abstract artist known for her vibrant, colourful pieces. The unique supercar featuring the artist signature artwork will be part of her long-anticipated exhibition taking place at the ME Dubai hotel between 24 February and 31 March.
Nat Bowen will host her first exclusive solo show ‘The Queen of Colour’ in the UAE at ME Dubai that will reflect and compliment the fluidity of the interior space of ME Dubai designed by the The Queen of the Curve late Dame Zaha Hadid. She will take over the ME Dubai with her colourful artworks across different levels including an Instagrammable wall of FragmentsÒ and showcase she will unveil her latest artwork ‘Artura Aura’ in collaboration with McLaren, which shows the McLaren Artura high-performance hybrid supercar featuring her artwork.
- Unique collaboration with a prolific British artist renowned for her colourful and multi-layered resin pieces
- McLaren Artura featuring Nat Bowen’s signature artwork on display at the ME Dubai until 31 March 2022
- Next generation supercar blends thrilling performance, driving dynamics and engagement with pure EV driving capability
- Creative collaboration explores the themes of ‘Art’ and ‘Future’ reflected in the name of the brand’s first high-performance hybrid supercar
All-new from the ground-up, the McLaren Artura marks the beginning of the next chapter for the pioneering company and a new era in the world of supercar technology and performance. Underpinned by the McLaren philosophy of super-lightweight engineering, the Artura is a distillation of every attribute inherent in a McLaren, combined with faster throttle response, lower emissions and ability to run in pure EV mode, thanks to its ground-breaking electrified powertrain.
A Delightful Art And Future Experience
Guests visiting ME Dubai’s Atrium by Zaha Hadid will be able to see firsthand Nat’s amazing artistic abilities during her residency via a specially created pop-up concept store located at the ‘heart’ of ME Dubai’s Atrium that will exhibit fashion items and objects. Completing the display will be the ground-breaking McLaren Artura featuring a bespoke artwork, designed by Nat Bowen. The car’s fitting name represents the art of design and future technology. All-new from the ground-up, the McLaren Artura marks the beginning of the next chapter for the pioneering British company and a new era in the world of supercar technology and performance.
Nat Bowen comments on her upcoming residency at ME Dubai, “Dubai is a melting pot of talent and since my recent move here, I have been immersed in innovation which excites me as an artist. I am thrilled to be bursting onto the Dubai art scene with a big splash of colour with my grandest solo show to date at ME Dubai and to reveal my collaboration with McLaren which sees the Artura showcased on another level.
The ME Dubai champions artistic talent and the importance of female representation which resonates with me so the hotel, with its stunning architectural and interior design by Zaha Hadid, is the perfect venue for my first solo exhibition in the UAE curated by Gone Rogue founder, Kim Shaylor.”
Mohamed Fawzi, Market Director – Middle East & Africa, added, “We are delighted to have collaborated with Nat Bowen to showcase the all-new McLaren Artura featuring her signature multi-layered artwork. We look forward to unveiling this stunning creation to the guests attending the exhibition and presenting another aspect of the McLaren brand.”