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Dario Escobar

Obverse & Reverse [Black, White, Red, and Gold]

2016 | Leather, string, pigments, stainless steel, polystyrene and 23-karat golf leaf

Known for creating showpieces from sporting goods — soccer balls, pingpong paddles, baseball bats and more — Guatemalan conceptual artist Dario Escobar’s internationally exhibited installations encourage viewers to reconsider how raw materials and everyday objects can form figurative sculptures. By revealing the internal threads used to hand stitch 1,500 chromatic soccer balls, Escobar’s Obverse and Reverse [Black, White, Red, and Gold] highlights Atlanta United’s colors and symbolizes the innermost ardor that ties together the team’s fans.


Dario Escobar

Dario Escobar

Guatemala City, Guatemala

Dario Escobar is a Guatemalan conceptual artist who juxtaposes common objects with cultural symbols — soccer balls, skateboards, baseball bats — to create a constant conversation with the history of art. Escobar has exhibited at several biennials, museums and galleries around the world, including the SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, California; the 53rd Venice Biennale, Italy; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts. His work has also been compiled in two publications, A Singular Plurality: The Works of Dario Escobar, published by Harvard University Press in 2015, and Dario Escobar: The Life of the Object, published by Lucia | Marquand in 2017.

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