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Martín Kazanietz (Gordopelota)

(1985)

Martin Kazanietz was born in Buenos Aires in 1985. He studied design at the UBA and trained as a painter in the street between graffiti and murals. Today he dedicates his time almost exclusively to studio practice.

His work has been devoted to portraying the culture of amateur soccer to a greater extent. He paints settings, scenes and details that explore the ritual, the popular, the tribal and the everyday football culture associated with the "B side" of industrialized sport. His works, with strong references to naive or folk painting, are for the most of them paintings, but also appear in the form of flags, pennants, trophies, or intervened shirts.

Everything serves as a great excuse to reflect on the construction and staging of identities. He is currently developing a new body of work that explores the conflicting link we have with the accumulation of images on our mobile devices. He has participated in group and solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Madrid and Barcelona, among other cities. Mumbai, among others.

 

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