Art on wheels

Airbrush expert Marc Rogowsky uses R-M's CARIZZMA premium paint system

(PresseBox) (Dortmund, ) A car like no other - unique, trendy, with that "je ne sais pas quoi." Marc Rogowsky does the impossible to give cars a distinctive look. Rogowsky, 36 and a native of the German city of Dortmund, has turned his hobby into a real career. In addition to his job as a sign expert, Rogowsky works as an airbrush specialist. Whether it's a skull and crossbones, a car owner's favorite animal or a tattoo design, the artist airbrushes around two cars a month, giving them his own personal touch. He also applies his artistry to motorcycles. "I have a passion for airbrushing. I really enjoy working with paint," Rogowsky says.

Recently, Rogowsky started using R-M brand's CARIZZMA premium paint system for his works of art. With CARIZZMA's brilliant colors and metallic, chrome and pearlescent effects, there's no limit to the artist's creativity. "I especially like the fact that CARIZZMA is so environmentally friendly," Rogowsky says. R-M is the only paint manufacturer to produce a waterborne tuning paint that complies with stringent environmental legislation.

Rogowsky received his first airbrush spraygun as a present at the tender age of 16. As he puts it, "My father was a sign maker. I probably inherited my talent for airbrushing from him." Rogowsky started his professional career by painting carnival rides. Two years ago, however, a friend asked him if he would like to try his hand at designing his car. Today, he has more orders than he can handle. "Car owners often approach me with just a vague notion of what they'd like to have. Optimizing their ideas and turning them into reality is always a fantastic experience," Rogowsky says. When designing a car's finish, he first comes up with a draft of how it could look. Depending on the motif, he either uses a stencil or works freehand. Once the final design has been decided on, he uses an airbrush spraygun to spray the basecoat on the vehicle. It then takes him between three and seven days to create a masterpiece. The last step involves the application of a layer of clearcoat to seal the result. Rogowsky's speciality is the design "Real Flames," for which he airbrushes a blazing fire on the car body. Rogowsky's Renault Twingo also features a one-of-a-kind conflagration. And like all of Rogowsky's projects, it's a car like no other.

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