Sometimes art makes you emotional. Which art does and which emotion it evokes is very personal, but David Diehl's art does it to me. Already familiar with his classic ikonen series for quite some time, the discovery of the series Keepers and miroir n291 especially hit the enthusiasm emotion button. Maybe it's because of my own collage art endeavors, but most definitely the quality of David's work got the blood pumping to show him here!
David Diehl is a painter, multimedia artist and designer based in Zurich, Switzerland. An important theme in his work is adoration and worship. This is very clear in his football ikonen project: oil painting and gold leaf on pine wood of football legends, and David's childhood heroes, like George Weah, Socrates, Gullit, Cruyff and many others. Rumor has it each illustration takes about three months to finish. The color takes an extensive amount of time to dry.
The other works shown here are from the series Keepers and miroir n291, beautifully constructed collages on paper. They do not only show David's versatility as an artist, but also football players and moments in sports cut out of newspapers as some sort of filmstills kept forever for generations to come. Truly an inspiration to me, so I hope so for you as well!
Go to his own website for more works from the series mentioned here and other works:
And follow him on Instagram @daviddiehl_art