Velodrawings – Art Made with Bicycle Skid Marks

Berlin-based Christian Grillitsch is a bicycle-drawing artist who creates beautiful and engaging artworks by skidding his bicycle wheel across the canvas.

Riding a bicycle is fun and healthy, but Austrian artist Christian Grillitsch has found a way to use this hobby to create some pretty unique works of art. Called “Velodrawings” his creations are skid marks left on white canvases. Sounds easy enough, and although we all like to wear out our tires like this, I doubt most of us can create the same stuff Grillitsch does. All he needs is white canvases, double sided tape to stick it to the floor, a bike, and the talent to skid at the right time without falling flat on his face.

If you’re in London, you can stop by Tony’s Gallery to see Christian Grillitsch’s velodrawings in person. I read they’re even more impressive when seen from up close, and if you’re lucky you can watch the artist do a live demonstration outside the gallery. His exhibition ends on July 15, so make sure you don’t miss it.






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  • Mister X Posted on June 25, 2012

    This is fantastic! I love that he’s using canvas so it can be hung and shared.

    I did something similar in 1983 when I closed down my auto repair shop, I had moved everything out of the shop and wet the concrete floor a bit and then had a friend do several burn-outs with his 1964 1/2 Mustang, then I photographed the results because the “artwork” was ephemeral, they came out quite well, I should find them and print a few.

  • Banana Posted on July 4, 2012

    I was there the day of the opening to see his technique live first hand. Quite impressive