A personal project. Studies on Trencadís, pique assiette and mosaics.
A tribute to Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini, the city and FC Barcelona.
Barcelona. What a city! Full of art, full of passion, full of beauty.
Why Messi, an Argentinian as a symbol for Barcelona? Because this guy is a proud Argentinian but at the same time he is also a son of Barcelona. His life is so much attached to the city and its team. I also believe that frontiers and barriers seems totally clueless when it comes to geniuses like him. They belong to the places they love and chosen to live and create. So Messi is Argentinian, Spanish, Italian (his family immigrated to Argentina from Ancona) and many more. He makes people happy and passionate all around the world. Exactly as the art of Gaudi or the art of all of us.
So here are the 8 first mosaics I created as a tribute to Lio Messi, the city and FC Barcelona. The funny thing is that I am a Real Madrid and a Cristiano Ronaldo fan. But I also believe that if you love sports and art you can't help it to admire what Lio Messi and his team mates have achieved the last 10 years.
These artworks are created to be viewed in very big sizes. You can click the photos to see them bigger, but you can also find the very high resolution versions on the captions above. You can download and print them for your personal use but please don't use them in any commercial project. I believe that this isn't right without my permission but also without the permission of Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona and other copyright holders.
Here you can see some details:
Made with custom developed scripts, hacks and lots of love, using my Mac, Studio Artist, the Adobe Creative Suite and good Spanish music.
Lionel Messi's portraits are partially based on photos by AGIF, Christian Bertrand, Marcos Mesa Sam Wordley, Maxisport and Photo Works (Shutterstock).
Ceramic tiles, fragments from dinnerware, azulejo paintings from hundreds of artists have been used. I have used parts from pieces from all over Spain and the Iberic peninsula. Many parts from the Gaudi's Park Güell mosaics have also been used. Unfortunately it's impossible to give credit to all the photographers or artists, but I am really grateful for their work.
These artworks are created by Charis Tsevis and are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) scheme. Please read the CC license. You can download them, print them and enjoy them for personal use, but you have to give me credit and you can't use them for any commercial project.
This is just a personal project, not affiliated with Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona, Nike, Adidas or any other respected brand.