artist

 

 

 

1962

 

born on September, 20th in Aachen, Germany

1992

 

Diploma in Design and Visual Communications, FH Aachen and Royal College of Arts

since 1992

 

Lecturer for Nude- and Free Drawing at VHS Aachen

1993-1996

 

Art-Director in Advertising Agencies (Duesseldorf, Germany)

since 1997

 

Self-employed Artist and Designer

 

 

Armin Flossdorf has been working on sports- themes for ten years - in particular Formula One. His main technique is acryllics and pencil on canvas. His interest and close connection to motorsports in general and to the Formula One in particular naturally lead him to action-paintings of Formula 1 cars. As a consequence racing cars became his objects of preference and most interpreted motive. Soon his "F1-arts" made him well recognized within the motorsport scene. In the following years he equipped VIP-Lounges around race tracks, performed his live-paintings and exhibited his art around races and on motorsport- events. Therefore his art became part of international motorsport and especially of the Formula One, very much welcomed by fans and participants. One of his first big supporters within the Formula One was Jean Todt, who meanwhile has equipped his F1-museum in Paris with various pieces of Armin's art. By now his paintings are spread all over the world in galleries as well as offices and houses of people related to motorsport - drivers, functionaries, fans you name it.

 

 

Started off in Monaco as his first "Formula One - Fanatic Location" he now exhibits his art all around the world, where ever qualitative motorsport is near. In 2008 he accompanied the F1 to Montreal and Singapore, where he exhibited in exclusive F1- related hotels and performed his live-paintings around various events. In 2009 he will exhibit in Bahrain, Monaco, Milan, Singapore and Abu Dhabi.

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibitions and Events

2004

 

Exhibition Grand Hotel Monte-Carlo
Exhibition Indy Marriott Indianapolis and Live- Paintings in the Union Station (CrownePlaza) of Indianapolis for "GP-Tours" on the occasion of the Formula I Grand Prix of U.S.A.
Exhibition Dorint Hotel Aachen and Live-Paintings for "GP-Tours"
Exhibition at "Eibach springs" (Corona, California)

2005

 

Exhibition "Fairmont Monte Carlo" and Live-Paintings for GP-Tours in the Grimaldi-Palace
Exhibition at the GP of Europe and Live-Paintings for MS- Traveling / Henry Maske Charity

2006

 

Exhibition "Fairmont Monte Carlo" and Live Paintings at the GP of Europe

2007

 

Exhibition "Fairmont Monte Carlo" and Live-Paintings at the Grimaldi-Palace

2008

 

Exhibition "Fairmont Monte Carlo" Grand Prix Historique and Formula One Grand Prix
Exhibition "Fairmont Montreal" Charity Auction on "Crescent-Street- Festival" for HONDAs "Clean Air Champions"
Exhibition "Fairmont Singapore" and Live-Paintings at "Raffles Business Center"

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioned Art and Design

2000

 

Interior equipment of the new ADAC - VIP- Lounge at Nuerburgring
Live-Paintings at the "Essen Motorshow"

2002

 

First meeting with Jean Todt in the Ferrari motorhome and ADAC-Vip- Lounge at the Nuerburgring - presenting of exposé and works, followed by commission of Jean Todt's first artworks and personal invitation to several Grand Prixs Production of five large paintings now presented in Jean Todt's private F 1-museum in Paris

2003

 

Live-Paintings at the Motorshow Essen - commissioned by ADAC Commissioned artworks for ADAC-president Hermann Tomczyk, head of BMW-Racing Dr. Mario Theissen and owner of Red Bull Mr. Mateschitz

2004

 

Production of F1-artprint-calendar commissioned by Vodafone Commissioned painting to Jean Todt's jubilee at Ferrari Commissioned paintings for the new entrance- lobby at Ferrari's Company-building at Maranello

2007

 

Production painting No. 9 Jean Todt to be installed in his F1 museum
Presenting paintings + designs for Jean Todt in Maranello
Design of merchandising articles for the "Fairmont Monaco"

2008

 

Design for official Ferrari merchandising line
Design of merchandising articles for the "Fairmont Monaco"
Design of merchandising articles for the "Fairmont Singapore"

 

 

 

 

 

Press

1999

 

Live-Action-Painting during broadcasting program of "Aktuelles Sport-Studio", Second German National TV - special guest appearance by David Coulthard

2003

 

Editorial report about Armin Flossdorf and his artwork in "ADAC-sportwelt"

2004

 

Portrait of Armin Flossdorf broadcasted on WDR - in connection with the GP in Spa, Belgium

2004

 

1st meeting with Phil Hill, former F1-World- Champion -WDR broadcasts a Live-Painting out of his atelier
TV broadcasting Monaco 1 sending a portrait about Armin Flossdorf at the Monaco GP