Just some friends dancing. Made my day.
by Javier Tles
Today, there´s no radical way to reach or understand the things, there are so many paths… today there´s a radicant way to walk.
“To be radicant means setting one´s roots in motion, staging them in heterogeneous contexts and formats…..advance in all directions on whatever surfaces present themselves by attaching multiple hooks to them, as the grass grows , developing their roots as they advance and spreads ”. Nicolas Bourriaud.
Hoy día no hay una manera radical de comprender al mundo, tampoco de alcanzar la verdad; hay muchos caminos que llevan a ella y es lo que entendemos como una manera radicante de andar.
“Ser radicante significa dejar brotar raíces superficiales mientras nos movemos sobre un contexto heterogéneo….avanzar en todas las direcciones, adaptándonos a las irregularidades del terreno, tal y como crece el pasto, cuyas raíces superficiales brotan a medida que avanza y se disemina”. Nicolás Bourriaud.
“Messi” by Daniel Kliger
Oil on canvas. 18x24.
“Sport seems to me the best expression of modernism. It is a balance between war and art, competition and beauty. Lionel Messi, as one of our greatest footballers, is also our greatest warrior and our greatest artist. Here Messi finds himself in an impressionist landscape and under the more violent sky of a war painting like Benjamin West’s ‘The Death of General Wolfe.’”
Daniel Kliger lives in New York City, where he attends Columbia University. We’re delighted to be featuring “Messi” on AFR. [Posted by Eric]
Such exquisite work from Danny. Spread the word and support our soccer-loving artists.
Some goals never change, by Dan Leydon
Sir Alex loved having him alongside Rooney, but those days have passed.
Mourinho couldn’t stand him, now he can’t imagine his team without Ronaldo.
As he returns to Old Trafford next week, this is inspired by the two men who know, more than anyone, just how dangerous Cristiano can be.
Enjoyed pitching this idea to Dan
After Messi picked up his fourth consecutive Ballon D’Or, I thought AFR’s audience would appreciate the humour of my take on where he keeps the trophies themselves. I wanted to communicate how unaffected by personal trophies he is. After some deliberation I came to the conclusion that the best way to do this was to show him integrating the pieces into his everyday life. In a way, this boring mundane task also humanises him.
In reference to the artwork itself, I’ve wanted to do comics that communicate without using speech. Hopefully they are that bit more immersive than my regular work. I know it’s asking a lot to immerse someone in an illustrated world in just five panels but I have to start somewhere!