Mercedes-Benz 190E Cosworth art car to feature in an exhibition


Melbourne-based street artist Drez is presenting his IN CHROMATIC exhibition, which includes the colourful Mercedes, this Friday 24 June at the Rialto in Melbourne.

James Ward


Cars and art often form a strong connection.

The BMW art car program has blended the automotive canvas with famous artists since Alexander Calder first took a brush to the BMW E9 3.0-litre CSL ‘Batmobile’ in 1975.

For some local appeal, Melbourne street artist Drez applied his signature geometric art style to a W201 Mercedes-Benz 190e 2.3-16 Cosworth, producing a hand-painted, one-off art car – which is still driven on the road.

Producing the ‘Chromatic Oscillation’ artwork on the Mercedes took about 20-days, and was entirely hand done.


Artwork from the artist can also be seen on buildings and laneways around the city. The exhibition will run for about a week, and entry is free.

KSR Gallery is located at 525 Collins St, Melbourne.

James Ward

James has been part of the digital publishing landscape in Australia since 2002 and has worked within the automotive industry since 2007. He joined CarAdvice in 2013, left in 2017 to work with BMW and then returned at the end of 2019 to spearhead the content direction of Drive.

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