Lexus UX Art Car is an annual project by Lexus Spain, designed to merge original, contemporary art with the luxury automotive brand.

This year’s winner created an interpretation of a classical Japanese meditation garden. “Zen Garden”, by Valencia’s Clap Studio, sees the entire bodywork of Lexus’s premium compact crossover covered in a pattern of thousands of paper petals. Inspired by the UX’s key qualities of technology, design, innovation and detail, Clap Studio – artists Jordi Iranzo and Angela Montagud – completed the work within a month.

“In our Zen garden, Lexus represents perfect harmony,” says Iranzo. “It is the union of nature, technology and innovation – a man’s creation of geometric lines and impeccable symmetry covered in plant life.”