Kemmel straight at Spa Francorchamp, in the rain, is one of the most daunting experiences you can have in a race car. You exit Eau Rouge at a very high speed even in the rain, and the spray from the car you follow is so thick that the only thing you can see for the entire length of the straight is the rain light from the car in front of you. This painting is inspired by these memories.
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"Memories of a Past Life" are a series of abstracts created by Stefan Johansson. Drawing inspiration from his previous career as a Formula One Racing Driver, each painting is named after a corner or a section at various Grand Prix circuits around the world.
Stefan Johansson spent most of his life racing cars, with a 10 year career in Formula 1, driving for teams such as Ferrari and McLaren and winning the prestigious Le Mans 24 hour race for Porsche. 1986, when his best friend and rival, Elio De Angelis, was killed Stefan decided to pick up a brush and a canvas...