Jonny Ambrose is unique in this subject matter for experimenting with shaped canvasses in his work.
One of the best examples of this is the bold & beautiful ‘Zandvoort Curves’ from 2002 below.
Bold, seemingly abstract forms mix within an ordered collection of circles that describe the many radii of the flowing corners around the zandvoort circuit, set among sand dunes on the Dutch coast.
Acrylic on shaped canvas structure, 850 x 700 mm approx.
‘WOW’ factor entrance sculpture
This large signature sculpture was created for the videogames company, Pixel Toys.
They wanted an impressive work that had presence for their visiting clients & their own team alike.
The project resulted in a steel reinforced structure to hold the wood block sculpture and illuminated logo sections.
Jonny liaised with the client to approve the final design, and co-ordinated structural engineers, steel fabricators, and on-site construction to accurately hold the wood sculpture produced in his workshop.
An exciting commissioned project was creating a series of 6 paintings themed around the famous Aston Martin emblems & associated badges.
Focus was on the different badges, their evolving relationship & depicted in a more abstract, mathematical way.
The letter forms are deliberately deleted so that focus is drawn to the multitude of lines straight lines continuing trajectory to form an abstract pattern, a labyrinth of shapes.
Private Collection, Lancashire.
‘LE MANS LANGHECK’
An Aerodynamic Inspired Sculpture, with steam bent twisting long tail wood section.
Created by Jonny Ambrose, 2017.
This sculpture is an unique piece, 1 of 1 only.
Oak Hardwood, Iroko Hardwood, Chromed Steel CNC Milled, Printed Composite.
1087 x 195 x 90 mm, free standing.
Created with sustainable sourced English oak, chromed steel and reclaimed iroko hardwood.
Now residing in a private client’s collection, Australia.
This Aerodynamic Inspired Sculpture is inspired by the iconic Porsche 917. The beautiful curves of the 917 are captured in this sculpture, where the ‘long tail’ in German is called ‘Langheck’. This work imagines the airflow from the top of the body, twisting in the wake of the car at speed.
Octane Magazine Commission – 2017 Editor’s Choice Award
Worldwide motoring magazine, Octane, commissioned me to produce their ‘Editor’s Choice Award’ trophy for The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering in California this August.
‘Superleggera’ – Steam twisted wood & engineered aluminium sculpture
The brief was for something stylish, elegant & different to anything before it. My love of wood & flowing aerodynamic forms was perfectly matched to produce a sculptural work of art, mounted on an engineered aluminium base, CNC milled from a solid of aircraft grade lightweight aluminium.
The low-line, svelte 1964 Apline M64, winner of the Octane Editor’s Choice Award, at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, August 18th 2017.
See Octane Magazine, November 2017 (#173) for an article on Jonny Ambrose & the making of the sculpture. Out in shops from September 27th 2017.
Unique piece, 1 of 1 only.
The iconic Fuch wheel design, synonymous with Porsche, depicted spinning around at speed.
Ash, Iroko, Aluminium Chromed, Corian.
Awarded as the OCTANE Trophy at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering 2018