About The Artist:
I am Daniel Senkerik from the Czech Republic. I was born in 1975. I am an artist and graphic designer. I finished faculty of art as a sculptor. From my childhood I was keen on formula one. Niki Lauda was the hero of my childhood (so when I met him few years ago – I fullfilled one of my dreams). I loved painting and cars and 13 years ago I painted my first painting. It was a picture of my favourite Moss-Jenkinson SLR, from Mille Miglia 55. (I still have this one at home and don’t take it to any exhibitions, because it is now signed by Kimi Raikkonen and Mick Doohan)
I work with acrylics and oils and sometimes do some sculpting. At first I was only panting cars, but have since started to paint portraits of drivers. I love all eras of motorsport; silver arrows, 50s, 60s, 70s. I am trying to capture the sense of speed with my paintings.
I have had about 25 exhibitions in the Czech Republic. Here in the Czech Republic we don’t have many occasions to see great car races or meet the heroes, so for two years I moved to England to BE THERE, to see the cars, stars, heroes of my childhood.I was surprised at how many painters are there.
Here in Czech the automobilia was an unknown word. Here only a few painters are doing it, here there is no history in our garages (it´s all about communism, they stopped importing any western cars and we didn’t have a car racing on TV). Now everything changes with the internet.
So I decided to change it a little bit and thanks to my hobby, I could meet some great heroes of mine. (Jody Scheckter, Kimi Raikkonen, David Coulthard, Niki Lauda, Mick Doohan and others) Some of them have my paintings. I am working step by step to fulfil my dream. My dream is to have my profile in Octane, or Classic and Sports car magazine and to do this as a fulltime job.
You can find more on my website or on my facebook page.
Classic Car, Motorsport, Illustration, Portrait, T-Shirt Design