This year, during the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, artist and photographer Jayson Fong sat down to his desk to produce one piece of art for each hour of the race. A motorsport fanatic of the first degree, Jayson’s art is usually quite detailed. For this endeavor, however, he needed to finish a piece quite quickly, and it took a more slapdash approach to backgrounds and settings to accomplish that. This makes for a unique and interesting visual aesthetic.
The 86th running of the Le Mans 24 may have been a bit on the boring side, but there was still plenty each hour to chronicle. As you can see from the delightfully cheery pieces shown below, Jayson has quite an eye for the drama and graceful beauty of a racing car, but also the emotion and fanaticism it takes for an event like this to continue year after year.
Jayson brings to light the highs and lows of endurance racing in this series. He tells the viewer what it means to be a fan, or how hard it is to be a crew member, or a driver. Each one is cooler than the one before, and together they all tell a story.
These original pieces can be purchased on a first-come-first-served basis by contacting the artist, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the FIA Foundation. You can see more of Jayson’s work, or reach out to him directly at jaysonfong.com.