SAAB Art And Passion

Over the weekend there was a nice meet of SAAB enthusiasts at Suchomel Auto. If you recall, back in January we had a post of where some of the auction vehicles had ended up and were introduced to Suchomel Auto who had purchased six of these cars including if I recall correctly Victor’s 9-5.

The meeting this past weekend brought a lot of enthusiasts together where they enjoyed each others company and were able to celebrate the 60th birthday of the General Manager Zdenek Suchomel.

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I found out about this event from an old friend of ours here Marek Maest who is an incredible artist and profiled on SAABSUNITED in the past. I am fortunate enough to have a black on black TurboX on my wall at home which was masterfully painted by him and he was nice enough to share the step by step process of that painting with all of us here. Marek describes Zdenek Suchomel as a legend in the SAAB community which is much like I feel of Marek and his body of work.

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The realism in this body of work continues to blow me away. The Sonnett in particular with all the shine points looking as if it will just drive off the canvas. The event also had an auction where some of the paintings were sold through a bidding process. Some of the other paintings that were on display are listed below as well as some photos from the event itself. He has never asked for me to send anyone his way but if anyone would like to get in touch with Marek for a painting of your own, feel free to email him at [email protected] for a quote. Next on the list for the this group of SAAB fans is their annual SAAB Sessions where Marek will once again be setup with his live painting on site and I look forward to seeing all the photos and paintings from Slovakia.

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More photos from this event can be found here and if you are on Facebook, feel free to look at the public album of Marek’s here or look through his many other albums and paintings.

Marek Maest-Step By Step Masterpiece

For most Saab fans, little compares to the joy you get when you are expecting a gift for your car or something for yourself that has anything to do with Saab. This past week for most was one they would sooner forget. So for myself to receive one of the nicest gifts ever, it reminded me of the people that make Saab what it is to me and made me feel very fortunate.

Back in December I wrote about an artist that caught my eye because his work was simply too good to only be known by the Slovakia Saab Club. The artist was Marek Maest and through the post we have connected and he continues to amaze me.

This past week while being glued to the media of the day, a pleasant surprise showed up to my door that was a great distraction. A few months back Marek had asked me what my favourite Saab was saying he wanted to possibly do a little piece for me. As most may guess I told him the Turbo X. Fast forward a few more months and I saw him post the following pictures to his facebook page which quickly caught my interest when looking at the first one. So on Wednesday this past week, my wife told me a big box had shown up for me and told me the return address and I couldn’t wait to come home.

Below is the step by step process of this painting provided by Marek. Not sure what my wife thinks about it but the painting now is sitting by my night table in my bedroom, it helps to keep me dreaming.

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Saab Art That Is Simply Amazing-Marek Maest

Yesterday I was looking through Facebook a little and came across a painter by the name of Marek Maest. Marek had shared some Saab paintings he had done with us in email on Facebook. I don’t check Facebook email for SU very often, but man was I glad I did.

Marek specializes in equestrian and pet paintings/portraits and cars.He is a Saab fan and you can see it in his work. Saab is not the only cars he has painted and has even done so work for Mercedes but for some reason, his Saab paintings are to me the best. You can see his public album on Facebook here. Truly amazing work and I am glad I came across it. I have spent some of today speaking back and forth with him and he is a great guy with unimaginable talents.

      

As you can see, the quality of work is some of the very best examples around. They are also all one of a kind oil paintings and most were paintings requested by clients from the Saab Club in Slovakia.

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