Artist Makes Amazing Portraits Of FIFA Stars With Soccer Ball And Paint
If you’re like, we don’t know, every other person on the planet with access to cable, you’re obsessed with the dramatics of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Or, at the very least, you’ve heard of it. But while most of us are content to manifest that in drunken hoots and hollers at a large TV screen, Chinese artist “Red” Hong Yi prefers paint, canvas and a soccer ball. Creating portraits of Ronaldo and Messi–and ones that could easily be found in an art museum–Yi confines her own artistic method to the rules governing her subjects: she forbids herself from using her hands while painting, and instead uses a ball as a brush and her feet as her hands. Soccer players are artists in their own right; Yi pays tribute to that technique, skill and beauty in a way that art and sports fans can enjoy.
Be sure to visit My Modern Met to read more about her process.