KARIM BENZEMA: THE BODY

Acrylic on canvas 120 cm x 120 cm

Athletic bodies are vehicles for displaying personal and collective values, such as beauty, wealth, status, conformity and nonconformity. The sportspeople are represented in the foreground or at close range, their bodies well defined. Lucy focuses on their faces or on symbolic objects from the sport they represent (a ball, a number, a flag, an arm); the abstract components (shapes and colors), blend with the figurative ones, creating a dynamic tension between the painted surfaces and the background.