Introducing art that goes the extra mile
This Autumn, Unique & Limited opened the doors to their Prague gallery, bringing a company with an already impressively international background to the heart of Europe. Since their genesis in 2014, the concept behind Unique & Limited has impressed visitors and customers all the way from the United States to London with their innovative and boundary transcending approach to art. Drawing on key events and stories from the automotive’s rich history, the small team behind Unique & Limited brings them to life with remarkable energy and detail, creating premium large-scale prints and posters capturing the atmosphere and energy of these moments.
In their work, Unique & Limited combine art, technology and history to create something completely cutting-edge. As co-founder Jan Rambousek explains: ‘Nobody else is currently doing what we do to the same standards. We’re creating a new type of art’. Their trailblazing results are in part thanks to the incredible attention to finite detail that lies behind each finished piece. Not only do the artists research every scuff, dent or paint chip on the automotive, the same level of care goes into the locations, characters and other details of setting, ensuring they encapsulate the true atmosphere and momentum behind each story. Creating this level of perfection takes a team of 5 highly skilled artists, on average, between 3 and 5 months to complete.
Few areas of history are filled with such intriguing characters and vivid stories as the automotive’s past, yet previously, technological shortcomings have prevented them from being fully appreciated. As Unique & Limited shows, when historical stories meet modern technology, the results are explosive. By combining original photography with advanced CGI, as Rambousek comments, the team ‘re-energize inspiring stories - bringing cars and characters back to life’.
Recent projects have included the legendary Targa Florio winning Porsche 911 Carerra RSR as well as a special collaboration with McLaren, celebrating the 40th anniversary of James HUnt’s Formula One World Championship victory. Unique’s prints and posters are indeed limited in copies but if you’re seeking something even more personal and exclusive, they also offer a bespoke service allowing anyone to bring to life stories close to their heart.
More inspiring than paintings; more detailed than photographs, Unique & Limited’s spectacular artwork demonstrates a truly fresh and original way of bringing automotive history to life, capturing its magic for generations both present and future. So if you’re searching for a unique gift idea or simply intrigued by the concept, check out their website or better still, drop by the gallery and let the works speak for themselves.
text: Portia Cox | photo: Unique & Limited Archives