It’s Showtime…

The venue has been chosen, the dates have been decided and the artists have been selected for the first Fantasista exhibition. While the first two decisions were straightforward enough the third was much harder.

Since Fantasista was first conceived we’ve had many and varied artists contact us and we’ve looked at loads of remarkable work. If we’d been able to hire the Royal Albert Hall we would have put all (or most) of it in. But our space, the perfectly formed Cello Factory in Waterloo, is a little smaller so we had to apply some strict criteria.

So the show has developed into an investigation about the way in which contemporary artists use the themes, imagery and nature of football and its following within the framework of their work.  Many artists work with football in an illustrative way, this exhibition seeks to go beyond this and look at some of the physical, practical and passionate responses that draw out artistic responses to the beautiful game.  As such the selection panel were particularly interested in work that explores below the surface of football, not always obvious, but which speaks to artists, curators and sports fanatics alike

We intend the upcoming show to be the first of many. And we are exploring different ways to increase the exposure of the work of all Fantasista artists across the web and beyond. So, in addition to the inspirational artists featuring in July’s exhibition, many others will be included in future activity.

For now, we hope that all visitors will find next month’s show awe-inspiring.

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Fantasista Q&A

Far more than just a social network, Twitter has blossomed within the past few years to become the ultimate tool for artists to share their work, gain feedback, generate interest and interact with those who admire their art. The artists behind the Fantasista – The Art of the Number 10 exhibition are the powering forces behind the rise of the ‘football artist’ in the digital age, and have harnessed Twitter’s unique networking capabilities in order to share their talent with a broader audience. Continue reading

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The Fantasista animation is coming…..

Do you remember this? Richard has a new one on the way…. coming Wednesday 31st

 

 

 

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An Introduction to Fantasista

I started working with Richard just a few months ago and Fantasista was initially conceived as a vehicle through which we could promote Richard his work.

It has quickly evolved into something significantly more than that.

At a Central London venue, in Summer of 2013, Fantasista will bring together many of the finest football artists from around the world for the launch of our first showcase exhibition Fantasista – The Art of the Number 10. The Fantasista 2013 exhibition, will be a celebration of contemporary football art inspired by the rapid rise of the ‘football artist’ in the digital age.

Our focus is currently on the launch event, but with interest from around the country and overseas we are also planning a longer run open to the public which we will announce in due course.

All the artists involved were invited by us to exhibit at Fantasista 2013, but we want to encourage anyone that is interested in taking part or being involved to contact us.

Even if you can’t be part of the exhibition itself, we will share the best of your work.

 

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Welcome to Fantasista

Fantasista, was conceived by Chris and Rikki to launch a Summer exhibition of football art in collaboration with Hotspur&Argyle – Fantastista 2013.

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