The Illusionist - Andrés Iniesta Lujánby Portfelio
ABOUT THE ART
Andrés Iniesta Luján is FC Barcelona's number 8 and is widely recognised to be one of the best footballers on the planet. Typically playing in a central/attacking midfield role alongside his partner in crime Xavi Hernandez, he typifies the Catalonian approach to football with laser designated passing ability, supreme confidence on the ball and instinctive spatial awareness. Geometry, and more precisely triangles, are a a key component in the way Barcelona play their football. By constructing them in a fluid way, where the usage of space is a priority, defending or attacking against them becomes a difficult/ neigh on impossible task. I wanted this to shine through on the piece and in the process give it a constructivist feel. The building in the background is the now closed "La Masia" or in english, "The Farmhouse". The famous club youth academy where many of Barcelona's stars learned their trade.