A BMW exhibit of stunning watercolors are on show at the Heroes of Bavaria exhibition.
Somewhere in Romania a man named Adrian Mitu worked out that by using coffee as a paint alongside traditional watercolours, he could imbue his pictures with a sense of warmth as a contrast to the cooling effect of watercolours.
101 of his paintings have been put together to form an exhibit. The main focus is BMW motor sport as the main theme, and features legendary people behind the vehicles. To that end the collection threads in the story of three legendary BMW figures: Alexander von Falkenhausen, Jochen Neerpasch and Paul Rosche.
Alexander von Falkenhausen was a legendary racing competitor, designer and test driver and probably the most influential person in the history of BMW. Jochen Neerpasch was the man responsible for BMW’s racing prestige during the 70s and the father of the M-division. Paul Rosche was the engineering wizard responsible for some of BMW’s most memorable race engines including the M31 found in the BMW 2002 Turbo and the S14 for the E30 M3.
The exhibition, called Blue Coffee, will be displayed at the Heroes of Bavaria exhibition at the BMW Group factory in Spartenburg, South Carolina. Featured with the paintings will also be some of the cars that inspired the art.
The “Heroes of Bavaria: 75 Years of BMW Motorsport.” opens to the general public on Monday, May 22 and is hosted by the BMW Car Club of America Foundation
For more pictures of the paintings, BMWblog has an excellent photo gallery here.