shelleyhimmelstein

This project started over 20 years ago when, caught up by the pageantry and excitement of the FIFA World Cup, I made a series of drawings from the 1994 games as a springboard for paintings. Subsequently, every four years Ive continued to explore the rich visual dynamics of these soccer matches with the constaint that each composition be realized during a live TV broadcast. Someday, I hope to stage an exhibition that invites people to witness the evolution of a new series while enjoying the broadcasts; by the final, the walls will be filled with past and present compositions.

Links to related work:
Soccerscapes in oil and as feltworks

FIFA WORLD CUP KOREA/JAPAN 2002

First Round (Groups). Enter  ->

  • 5_31t_may
  • 6_01t_URUDEN
  • 6_02t_GERSAU
  • 6_03t_ITAECU
  • 6_08t_BRACHI1
  • 6_08t_BRACHI2
  • 6_09t_JAPRUS
  • 6_09t_JAP
  • 6_10t_yellowcard
  • 6_10t_PORPOL
  • 6_10t_pauleta
  • 6_11t_DENFRA
  • 6_11t_CAMALE
  • 6_12t_SLOPAR
  • 6_13t_CRCBRA
  • 6_13t_MEXITAduracell
  • 6_13t_MEXITA3
  • 6_14t_POLUSA1
  • 6_14t_POLUSA2
  • 6_14t_ENVIVO
  • 6_14tt_PORCORS

Second Round (16s). Enter  ->

  • 6_15t_DENING1
  • 6_15t_DINING2
  • 6_16t_SWESEN
  • 6_16t_detail
  • 6_16t_ESPIRL1
  • 6_16t_ESPIRL2
  • 6_16t_tiempox
  • 6_17t_MEXUSA
  • 6_17t_BRABEL1
  • 6_17t_detail
  • 6_17t_BRABEL2
  • 6_18t_JAPTUR
  • 6_18t_corital
  • 6_18t_hopeful.jpg
  • 6_18t_lost

Second Round (Quarter, Semifinals and Finals). Enter  ->

  • 6_21t_engbra
  • 6_21t_aleeeuu1
  • 6_21_tcombo150
  • 6_22t_SPAKOR
  • 6_22t_SENTUR1
  • 6_22t_SENTUR2
  • 6_22t_SENTUR3
  • 6_25t_ALECOR1
  • 6_25t_ALECOR2
  • 6_26t_1crop
  • 6_26t_2
  • 6_29t_1
  • 6_29t_2
  • 6_30t_1
  • 6_30t_2

Materials:
Prismacolor Art Stix and Pencils in Holbein Multi-Drawing Book, most are 5.5x8.5.