This limited-edition artwork from Tavar Zawacki reflects his signature use of geometric shapes and color. These themes are synonymous with the iconic style of Miami. His use of vibrant color and pattern work together to give his art a 3D feel, putting it in motion that hints toward the motion on the football field. The pattern created on the ball is similar to what could be found on his building murals. He’s previously collided the worlds of athletics and art when he created a mural for the U.S. Tennis Open, which also was held in Miami.
In collaboration with Wynwood Walls artists, Wilson and the NFL created these limited-edition footballs inspired by the iconic style and colorful culture of Miami. Using artists based around the world, these footballs put an international perspective on a uniquely American game that has become a global spectacle.
- Wynwood Walls, Wilson, and the NFL have teamed up to create limited edition footballs for Super Bowl LIV
- Each ball is designed by a different artist from the Wynwood Walls collective
- Designs were inspired by the iconic style and colorful culture of Miami, host city of Super Bowl LIV
- The artists are based around the world to reflect the globa spectacle of the Super Bowl
- The balls are limited edition art pieces: only 100 of each football are available for sale
About the Artist:
Tavar Zawacki (born 1981) is an American abstract artist based in Berlin, Germany. For twenty years (1996–2016) Tavar Zawacki created and signed all of his artworks with his street artist pseudonym, 'ABOVE'. At the age of 19, Tavar bought a one-way flight from California to Paris, France, bringing with him a backpack full of art supplies, all the money in his bank account, and a 'rise above your fears' approach to starting his art career. Starting in Paris in 2000, Tavar transitioned from painting traditional letter style graffiti of A-B-O-V-E, to his 'Above arrow' icon that represented his optimistic mentality to 'rise above fears, challenges, and anything holding you back from your goals. During a 20-year period the artworks of ABOVE could be seen in over 100 cities spanning 50 countries around the world. In January 2017, Tavar Zawacki decided to step out of his self-imposed shadow of anonymity, and start creating, and signing artworks with his real birth name - allowing more freedom of creative exploration, as well as liberation from the arrow icon he has associated himself with. Tavar Zawacki's painting styles with his large-scale mural works, as well as his indoor fine art are characterized by the use of hard-edge painting, color field, geometric abstraction, Op art, and Trompe-l'oeil painting styles. Tavar Zawacki has been showcasing his work in galleries and creative institutions around the world since 2005.