Futbol Artist Network Group Show: An Art Exhibition of the Beautiful Game


futbolatistnetworkIn what we can only describe as arguably the best collection of football art out there currently, The Futbol Artist Network has brought together 25 of the best futbol artists from around the world for an amazing art exhibition displaying the beautiful game.

The exhibition will take place at the 5 Kicking + Screening Soccer Film Festival June 18-21, at the Tribeca Cinemas in New York City.

Artists from 13 different countries will be represented, allowing for a wide variety of unique and spectacular pieces of soccer art to be on show.

Painters include favorites such as Betirri, Liam Dickinson, Ben Mosely, and Sebastian Domenech, with well-known illustrators Steve Welsh, Daniel Nyari, Ty Palmer and Zoran Lucic.

Illustration by Steve Walsh

Illustration by Steve Welsh

Included in the exhibition will be photography from Belgium based artist Jessica Hilltout, displaying images from her world famous Amen Grassroots Football Project, as well as photographer Ciao Vilela of Brazil, known for his book Futebol-Arte, which brings images of spontaneous soccer matches captured in all 27 Brazilian states.

Painting by Henry Liam Dickinson

Painting by Henry Liam Dickinson

Also included will be US Soccer National Team star and Stoke City player Brek Shea. Along with being a world-class soccer player, Brek is also an artist and will be displaying a never before seen painting at the exhibition.

“We are starting a movement to replace the art hung in homes and offices of futbol fans around the world,” said Futbol Artist Network founder Trevor Slavick. “This is a first of its kind and our Group Show brings together the best futbol artists from 13 different countries to kick his off.”

All the art at the exhibition will be available for purchase at the show as well as on the Futbol Artist Network Website.

About the Futbol Artist Network:

The Futbol Artist Network is a group of independent artists from around the world creating art inspired by the ‘beautiful game.’ They aim to find and feature the talent of accomplished as well as unknown artists who push the boundaries of creativity to inspire futbol fans around the world. Their artists are dedicated to sharing their experiences, their emotions, and their soul through innovative ideas. The Futbol Artist Network was developed to give back to these artists and provide them a voice for their creative growth.


List of Artists and Country Origin in the Group Show:

Adolfo Correa – Santiago, Chile
Angelo Edrine Wasike – Jinja, Uganda
Ben Mosley – London, England
Betirri Bengtson – Houston, TX
Brek Shea – Dallas, TX
Caio Vilela – Sao Paulo, Brazil
Charis Tsevis – Athens, Greece
Collin Sekajugo – Kigali, Rwanda
Craig Yamashita – Tokyo, Japan
Daggi Wallace – Los Angeles, CA
Dan Leydon – Sligo, Ireland
Daniel Nyari – New York, New York
Diego Patino – Kokomo, NY
Geoff Parrish – Los Angeles, CA
Ho Keun Choi – Seoul, Korea
Jessica Hilltout – Brussels, Belgium
Liam Dickinson – Manchester, England
Mark Jenkinson – Philadelphia, PA
Prairie Rose Clayton – Boston, MA
Richard Debenham – London, England
Richard Johnson – Baltimore, MD
Sebastian Domenech – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Steve Welsh – Middlesbrough, England
Ty Palmer – Portland, OR
Zoran Lucic – Bijeljina, Bosnia

I tackled the guys on possibly travelling across the pond to exhibit the work in the football daft city of Glasgow, so hopefully they will be interested in doing so in the coming year or so. But anyone who is over in New York between the 18th and 21st June, pop along to the exhibition and see some of the best – if not the best – collection of soccer art on the planet today.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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