The dark curls crown his head, his eyes shadowed under heavy brows. The compact physique. The strong legs and low centre of gravity give him an advantage in short sprints and extraordinary balance. He salutes the crowd on his debut in La Bombonera. Diego and the blue and gold shirt of Boca Juniors seemed destined for each other. Born in Villa Fiorito, a shantytown in the southern outskirts of Buenos Aires, Diego’s dream to win the World Cup for Argentina would become reality in front of 100,000 people in Mexico’s Azteca Stadium in 1986.
From the series El Sueño del Pibe (A Child’s Dream) Elements of paraphernalia inform my work like sporting symbols and props and my artwork is created as I study the fans, the banners, the stadiums and broader paraphernalia around the world.
El Sueño del Pibe - Trapos (A Child's Dream - banners)