ARTE ARTE ARTE #42: GORDO PELOTA

“Even the beautiful game can seem blandly homogeneous to those who watch every weekend of the year. But Argentinian artista Martin Gordo Pelota is breaking the monotony by shifting our gaze to the brilliant idiosyncrasies of his neighborhood futbol. On canvases and walls all over Buenos Aires, he glorifies the longstanding traditions around local five-a-side: copious beers, halftime cigarettes, post-match asado, and occasional showcases of actual skill. For him, and many porteños, these games are therapy, and they are a lot less stressful tan worrying about Boca-River, or Messi's trophy cabinet.“ 

Peter Macia, for Victory Journal.

Martin Gordo Pelota. Born in 1985. Currently lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Follow him at: Facebook + Instagram + Tumblr + website