Book and Exhibition by Max Siedentopf
Today, we would like to present you the photo book Paintings League by Max Siedentopf and invite you to visit the accompanying exhibition in the Galerie Kernweine in Stuttgart, Germany, which takes place from July 3rd to September 3rd, 2021.
Paintings League seeks to answer the age-old question “How can you make art for people who don’t normally like art?” After much research, artist Max Siedentopf concluded that people who avoid the museums and galleries are often the same people who would rather spend their time watching soccer. If there are certainly more soccer fans than art fans, why not cater to this newfound audience? This is where Siedentopf tried to find the solution by creating a series of paintings that would please both the most discerning art lover and the most serious soccer fanatic. Paintings League pays homage to iconic soccer teams such as FC Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, Chelsea FC, Manchester United and FC Barcelona by painting the teams’ iconic jerseys in acrylic on canvas. Art lovers will appreciate the minimalist, abstract approach and brushstrokes of the paintings, while soccer fans can enjoy the colors of their favorite team. Just like soccer, the paintings function like a league. Each painting represents a different group of people through their interests, passions, and backgrounds, ultimately trying to be the champion of the Paintings League.
Max Siedentopf is an artist, photographer, video director, and freelance art director living in London and Berlin. He is the founder of the art magazine Ordinary.
Publisher: Hatje Cantz
Concept and Design: Max Siedentopf
Volume: 96 Seiten
Format: 16 × 23 cm
Production: Integral binding (flexcover)
Price: 20.– Euro
July 3rd to September 3rd, 2021