Art and sports are two worlds that very rarely collide. Even in today”s Internet world where everyone can easily find their own bubble of interest, sports is relegated to prime tv and you have to go hang out with smelly art people at art shows if you want to see some art.
Jens Ullrich is an artist based out of Berlin who aims to bridge the two by using his collages to fuse famous feats of athleticism with artful sculptures of antiquity. Check out some of his pieces below or visit his website for more information.
My favorite one is the guy diving for the volleyball but looks very sorrowful about it as if he”s saying “it brings me no joy to be this good at a beach sport invented so we can look at girls jump around in bikinis.”.