Street Art

Ampparito Reimagines the Football (soccer) Goal

December 11, 2017

Ampparito recently released a new series of works in which he used public art to create conceptual interventions as metaphors for meaningful hypothesis. Relying on absurdity as the pillar of his work, the recent pieces are transforming the common football (or soccer) goals, into ridiculous objects that relate to a personal story many can identify with. In this series of works the actual goals are turned into clever metaphors for life goals. By altering them to the point of irrationality, the Spanish artist created a commentary on how individual a goal is and how impossible to achieve they might seem or be.

"Following the line of previous series modifying everyday use structures I went to my village looking for rethinking “my old goals”. Since I was child I have been living surrounded by goals, in my school they were small, symmetric, made of iron, red and white, almost all people played some game using them. I thought in the high school goals would be different but the only thing that it changes was the colour, same size, same weight, same shape but blue and white, all my friends kept playing using them as a goal. When I went to the university, goals weren’t so evident, you should go to a specific place in the university to find them, although they kept being identical than in my school and the high school. After I finished my degree goals weren’t surround me anymore, you should take your time to look for them if you are interested. I think it’s good, once in a while, rethink about goals, here you can find the result of my last quest."Ampparito