65
0
0
0
65
VIDEO - Martin Gordopelota tells Argentinian futbol's subculture  The argentinian artist glorifies local five-a-side: beers, cigarettes, post-match asado, and occasional showcases of actual skill | Image 1
VIDEO - Martin Gordopelota tells Argentinian futbol's subculture  The argentinian artist glorifies local five-a-side: beers, cigarettes, post-match asado, and occasional showcases of actual skill | Image 2
VIDEO - Martin Gordopelota tells Argentinian futbol's subculture  The argentinian artist glorifies local five-a-side: beers, cigarettes, post-match asado, and occasional showcases of actual skill | Image 3
VIDEO - Martin Gordopelota tells Argentinian futbol's subculture  The argentinian artist glorifies local five-a-side: beers, cigarettes, post-match asado, and occasional showcases of actual skill | Image 4
VIDEO - Martin Gordopelota tells Argentinian futbol's subculture  The argentinian artist glorifies local five-a-side: beers, cigarettes, post-match asado, and occasional showcases of actual skill | Image 5
VIDEO - Martin Gordopelota tells Argentinian futbol's subculture  The argentinian artist glorifies local five-a-side: beers, cigarettes, post-match asado, and occasional showcases of actual skill | Image 6
VIDEO - Martin Gordopelota tells Argentinian futbol's subculture  The argentinian artist glorifies local five-a-side: beers, cigarettes, post-match asado, and occasional showcases of actual skill | Image 7
VIDEO - Martin Gordopelota tells Argentinian futbol's subculture  The argentinian artist glorifies local five-a-side: beers, cigarettes, post-match asado, and occasional showcases of actual skill | Image 8
VIDEO - Martin Gordopelota tells Argentinian futbol's subculture  The argentinian artist glorifies local five-a-side: beers, cigarettes, post-match asado, and occasional showcases of actual skill | Image 9
VIDEO - Martin Gordopelota tells Argentinian futbol's subculture  The argentinian artist glorifies local five-a-side: beers, cigarettes, post-match asado, and occasional showcases of actual skill | Image 10
VIDEO - Martin Gordopelota tells Argentinian futbol's subculture  The argentinian artist glorifies local five-a-side: beers, cigarettes, post-match asado, and occasional showcases of actual skill | Image 11
VIDEO - Martin Gordopelota tells Argentinian futbol's subculture  The argentinian artist glorifies local five-a-side: beers, cigarettes, post-match asado, and occasional showcases of actual skill | Image 12

VIDEO - Martin Gordopelota tells Argentinian futbol's subculture

The argentinian artist glorifies local five-a-side: beers, cigarettes, post-match asado, and occasional showcases of actual skill

Filippo D'Asaro
Martin Gordopelota

Buenos Aires-based artist Martin Gordopelota has spent the last few years producing a body of work that illuminates a particularly Argentinian subculture of futbol, grilled meats, cold beer and cigarettes. His canvases and murals depict a quotidian side of the game that is often overshadowed by modern football's focus on big money, big brands and big stars. In this film produced by Victory Journal and directed by Orco Videos, Gordopelota shows us the real-life source material for his work and gives us a glimpse of both his skills on the pitch and with the brush. 

 

 

As painter and muralist, Martin captures Argentina’s amateur soccer culture in an unapologetic way. A lot of his imagery is not glamorous, but of course, this is completely in line with what he sees and experiences on a daily basis. His images capture an overlooked purity that provides a stark contrast to all of the game’s commercial propaganda. In making this point, Martin reveals his mixed feelings for soccer. While he enjoys watching as many games as he can, he is disturbed by all the “robot-minded” players whose souls and love for the game is being taken away by the huge business of soccer.

VIDEO - Martin Gordopelota tells Argentinian futbol's subculture  The argentinian artist glorifies local five-a-side: beers, cigarettes, post-match asado, and occasional showcases of actual skill | Image 8
VIDEO - Martin Gordopelota tells Argentinian futbol's subculture  The argentinian artist glorifies local five-a-side: beers, cigarettes, post-match asado, and occasional showcases of actual skill | Image 0
VIDEO - Martin Gordopelota tells Argentinian futbol's subculture  The argentinian artist glorifies local five-a-side: beers, cigarettes, post-match asado, and occasional showcases of actual skill | Image 1
VIDEO - Martin Gordopelota tells Argentinian futbol's subculture  The argentinian artist glorifies local five-a-side: beers, cigarettes, post-match asado, and occasional showcases of actual skill | Image 2
VIDEO - Martin Gordopelota tells Argentinian futbol's subculture  The argentinian artist glorifies local five-a-side: beers, cigarettes, post-match asado, and occasional showcases of actual skill | Image 3
VIDEO - Martin Gordopelota tells Argentinian futbol's subculture  The argentinian artist glorifies local five-a-side: beers, cigarettes, post-match asado, and occasional showcases of actual skill | Image 4
VIDEO - Martin Gordopelota tells Argentinian futbol's subculture  The argentinian artist glorifies local five-a-side: beers, cigarettes, post-match asado, and occasional showcases of actual skill | Image 5
VIDEO - Martin Gordopelota tells Argentinian futbol's subculture  The argentinian artist glorifies local five-a-side: beers, cigarettes, post-match asado, and occasional showcases of actual skill | Image 6
VIDEO - Martin Gordopelota tells Argentinian futbol's subculture  The argentinian artist glorifies local five-a-side: beers, cigarettes, post-match asado, and occasional showcases of actual skill | Image 7
VIDEO - Martin Gordopelota tells Argentinian futbol's subculture  The argentinian artist glorifies local five-a-side: beers, cigarettes, post-match asado, and occasional showcases of actual skill | Image 9
VIDEO - Martin Gordopelota tells Argentinian futbol's subculture  The argentinian artist glorifies local five-a-side: beers, cigarettes, post-match asado, and occasional showcases of actual skill | Image 10

See more of Martin's work here.

 

Sign up to our newsletter

Get access to exclusive contents and keep yourself updated

Send
You may also like
Take a look at the first Sevilla shirts made by Nike For the first year of partnership with the Andalusian club, the Swoosh decided to go classic
In Sports 2 weeks ago

Take a look at the first Sevilla shirts made by Nike

For the first year of partnership with the Andalusian club, the Swoosh decided to go classic

Nike unveils 2018-19 FC Inter away shirt Inspired by one of the symbol of the city and by the fashion system
In Sports 3 weeks ago

Nike unveils 2018-19 FC Inter away shirt

Inspired by one of the symbol of the city and by the fashion system

Nike Football presented 2018/19 Atletico Madrid home kit The new jersey represents the Colchoneros' passion and unity on and off the pitch
In Sports 1 month ago

Nike Football presented 2018/19 Atletico Madrid home kit

The new jersey represents the Colchoneros' passion and unity on and off the pitch

Nike Football unveiled Barcelona 18/19 home kit It's already an historic kit, as it was the last one worn by Iniesta as Blaugrana player and captain
In Sports 1 month ago

Nike Football unveiled Barcelona 18/19 home kit

It's already an historic kit, as it was the last one worn by Iniesta as Blaugrana player and captain

Nike Football unveils Inter Milan 2018/19 home kit The jersey features details from the OG 98/99 Nike kit and sees the return of the Biscione
In Sports 2 months ago

Nike Football unveils Inter Milan 2018/19 home kit

The jersey features details from the OG 98/99 Nike kit and sees the return of the Biscione

Nike Football unveils 2018/19 PSG home kit The new shirt used by the Parisian club in inspired by the vibrant atmosphere at the Parc Des Princes
In Sports 2 months ago

Nike Football unveils 2018/19 PSG home kit

The new shirt used by the Parisian club in inspired by the vibrant atmosphere at the Parc Des Princes

Nike Football unveils AS Roma 2018/19 home kit The new shirts represents the Lorica Hamata, the armor used by the legionaries of the Roman Empire
In Sports 2 months ago

Nike Football unveils AS Roma 2018/19 home kit

The new shirts represents the Lorica Hamata, the armor used by the legionaries of the Roman Empire

Tottenham signed a multi-year deal with Nike and presented the new kits £30 millions per season from the Swoosh, that also presents the new home and away jerseys for the next season
In Sports 1 year ago

Tottenham signed a multi-year deal with Nike and presented the new kits

£30 millions per season from the Swoosh, that also presents the new home and away jerseys for the next season

More from Sports
Top 5 to-do’s for the Milan weekend From the 20th to the 22th of July
In Sports 9 hours ago

Top 5 to-do’s for the Milan weekend

From the 20th to the 22th of July

Here's Bayern Munich new away shirt For the 2018/2019 season, adidas choose a new color combination and it's pretty unique
In Sports 12 hours ago

Here's Bayern Munich new away shirt

For the 2018/2019 season, adidas choose a new color combination and it's pretty unique

How PUMA is bringing the streetwear in football A deep dive in the new PUMA street aesthetic
In Sports 12 hours ago

How PUMA is bringing the streetwear in football

A deep dive in the new PUMA street aesthetic

How cool is Everton new away kit? The Liverpool-based club and Umbro always produce gems, just like this one
In Sports 15 hours ago

How cool is Everton new away kit?

The Liverpool-based club and Umbro always produce gems, just like this one

Cristiano Ronaldo's China C罗 collection This drop by Nike Football also features a Chinese version of the Mercurial Superfly Elite CR7
In Sports 15 hours ago

Cristiano Ronaldo's China C罗 collection

This drop by Nike Football also features a Chinese version of the Mercurial Superfly Elite CR7

Yellow is back on Chelsea away kit The new shirt made by Nike features the color that was missing since 2014, homaging the past of the club
In Sports 17 hours ago

Yellow is back on Chelsea away kit

The new shirt made by Nike features the color that was missing since 2014, homaging the past of the club

So why wrestling? Some starting points to understand why wrestling deserves a chance
In Sports 1 day ago

So why wrestling?

Some starting points to understand why wrestling deserves a chance

Here's Tottenham new home and away kits The new shirts made by Nike will be the first ones used in Spurs' brand new stadium
In Sports 1 day ago

Here's Tottenham new home and away kits

The new shirts made by Nike will be the first ones used in Spurs' brand new stadium