OCAD University students design wallwork for Mercedes Benz Financial Services

​​​​​​​Evelyn Quach and Karen Joyce Li Ignite, 2018, Masonite, latex paint, led lights on wall 
Monday, August 13, 2018

For the second year in a row, OCAD University students enrolled in the course Painting in the Expanded Field were given a unique opportunity to develop a Wallwork design for the Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Mississauga-based office.

Students were invited to propose an installation for the wall space outside the company’s Human Resources offices, while considering the particulars of the site including the physical and social qualities of the office space. They were also asked to consider the cultural and social nature of the space and the surrounding area. On April 16, 2018, the six shortlisted students presented their proposals to the company’s Mississauga-based employees. Through a voting system, the Mercedes-Benz Financial Services community selected Ignite a collaborative piece by Evelyn Quach & Karen J. Li, among 13 entries.

Ignite is a wall work that examines the Mercedes-Benz’s engines from past and present. Evelyn and Karen saw a relationship between an engine and the financial office community both as a hidden heart of a vehicle and Daimler AG. Taking design elements from the Wankel engine and the current generation OM654 engine, the artists restyled selected parts of the motor into abstract forms. Each of the shapes made of Masonite boards are backlit with LED lights that can be remotely controlled to change colours. Evelyn and Karen used the OCAD U Rapid Prototyping Centre CNC Mill to cut the shapes for their piece Ignite

The artists are thankful for the advice received from DRPT technician John Deal, and Integrated Media (INTM) technician George Docherty, Tru Chim, William Jiang and Sammy Tsang.

A true advocate of the arts, the generosity of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services has benefited our current students and helped shape the success of our graduates. 

The piece will be installed until April 2019.

Image Credit: 
Evelyn Quach and Karen Joyce Li
Ignite, 2018, Masonite, latex paint, led lights on wall 
1.29 m X 15.17 m

 

 

OCAD UNIVERSITY STUDENTS DESIGN WALLWORK FOR MERCEDES BENZ FINANCIAL SERVICES

Evelyn Quach & Karen J. Li, Ignite, winning proposal for Wallwork design for the Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:15am

For the second year in a row, OCAD University students enrolled in the course Painting in the Expanded Field were given a unique opportunity to develop a Wallwork design for the Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (MBFS) Mississauga-based office.

Students were invited to propose an installation for the wall space outside the Human Resources offices at MBFS. While considering the particulars of the site, including the physical and social qualities of the office space, they were also asked to consider the cultural and social nature of the space and the surrounding area.

On April 16, 2018, the six shortlisted students presented their proposals to MBFS Mississauga Employees. Through a voting system the MBFS community selected Ignite a collaborative piece by Evelyn Quach & Karen J. Li, from 13 entries. Evelyn and Karen describe their project as “an installation that examines forms of engine parts from both past and present of Mercedes Benz.” Each of the engine shapes made of Masonite boards will be backlit with LED lights that can be remotely controlled to change colours.

They will be installing their piece the weekend of May 26-27, 2018 and it will be up for a year.

The runner-up went to Jonathan Fong, with his proposed work titled Faces “A wall work installation that highlights the community at the MBFS office having painted portraits of their employees on various sized sheets of plexiglass juxtaposed along the wall of the HR department.”

A true advocate of the arts, the generosity of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services has benefited our current students and helped shape the success of our graduates. 

Poster: 
proposal for Wallwork design for the Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
proposals for Wallwork design for the Mercedes-Benz Financial Services