Creative Helmet Artwork

René Turrek (33) is a world-renowned graffiti artist. Since his early days at school, he has been always magically attracted by colours and creation of art. At the age of sixteen, he then got lured into the illegal sprayer scene– but luckily managed to hop off that "train" just at the right time.

However, the power of graffiti did not let him go:

So he turned his hobby into a profession. Initially, he had to knock on a lot of doors. But with his first attempts to establish himself as an artist in the USA, he already managed to leave his artistic footprint on the famous Ocean Drive in Miami. Then back in Europe, a lot of exhibitions followed. Since a couple of years now, well-known companies, such as Tom Tailor, Ferrari, BMW, Lamborghini, Hilton Hotel, Mc Donalds and the Deutsche Bahn AG are among his customers. Nowadays, he realises projects on a regular basis for celebrities like Rafael van der Vaart (Dutch soccer player), Paris Hilton, Rudolpho Esteban Cardoso (Argentinian ex-soccer player), Albert von Thurn und Taxis (German aristocrat), Victoria Beckham, Ralf Schuhmacher (German ex-Formula One racer), Hans-Dietrich Genscher (German ex-Secretary of State) and Dirk Nowitzki – to name but a few.

In December last year, René Turrek received a request from 21-year old Viktoria Rebensburg, the German winner of the Olympic Gold Medal in the female giant slalom skiing competition in Vancouver at the beginning of 2010. Her ski helmet was in need for a rebrush and a new design. It now features a matt white finish with stylised slalom curves in different green and grey shades. The helmet perfectly matches the design of the race suit of this exceptional skiing talent. René Turrek painted the helmet at SATA in Kornwestheim. Already for some years now, René Turrek has been increasingly using spray guns to achieve such delicates lines and hues for his special effects.

In 2011, René Turrek will realise further projects on the premises of SATA. He will design a Volkswagen Bulli T1 for the Energy Drink brand "Relentless". It is his aim to have this vehicle listed in the Guiness Book of Records as the "fastest barThis is the physical unit used for the measurement of pressure in Europe. Material and air pressure are indicated in bar (1 bar = approx. 14.5 psi).X» in the world".

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