Victor Solomon is an artist dedicated to embellish our basketball days turning it into a whole new visual experience by giving an artistic side to basketball tables.
Artist Victor Solomon’s examination of basketball as class vehicle appropriates the sport’s universally attainable iconography and embellishes their production with antiquated processes historically reserved for the elite.
He is a filmmaker and artist that uses humor, narrative and render to explore themes of luxury, new money culture, and proletarian drift. He was born in 1981 in Boston, MA, and currently lives and works in San Franciso, CA.
Stained glass was historically reserved for the religious, for the opulent, for royalty, here stained glass is juxtaposed to arresting effect. The project has different narratives: a religious devotion to sport; the athlete as modern-day king of court; the proletarian drift of basketball from project pick-up games to newfound cultural heights; even a cautionary comment on the fragility of luxury.
Apprenticed for a year under veteran glass masters, artist Victor Solomon renders these works with an athlete’s discipline – meticulously cutting, soldering and assembling the backboards with historical accuracy to the traditional Tiffany Style. The result is elegant and playful, an evocative symbol of sport diligently adorned with the luxurious materials it has grown to deserve.
Victor Solomon has participated in leading contemporary and modern art fairs like “Texas Contemporary” in Houston, Texas and “Silicon Valley Art Fair” in San Francisco.