8 Contemporary Artists Taking Fresh Approaches to Sports

Artsy featured the work of Pelle Cass along with seven other artist whose work is focused on capturing sports in unique ways. 

"Since ancient times, artists and craftspeople have wrought not-quite facsimiles of the human form. They’ve idealized, warped, and parodied the figure’s proportions, erecting pedestals to memorialize its physical prowess. It’s little wonder why this practice persists: Our bodies are loaded, perplexing things that are ripe source material for image-makers. They are the flesh we carry around with us every day, stretching and sagging, taut and preened, the muscles that propel us through space and time, the limbs connecting us to land and sea, or to other bodies."

July 30, 2021