MERCEDES- BENZ STADIUMPRESENTS
Guided Tours of The Art Collection at Mercdes-Benz Stadium
Thursday, September 29
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
1414 Andrew Young International Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30313
Gate 2 Entry
Gábor Miklós Szőke
The Art Collection at Mercedes-Benz Stadiumreflects the electric fervor of Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United FC fans and offers a captivating perspective of sport that elevates the guest experience.
From original painted murals and photography to mixed-media installations and monumental sculptures, the splendor of the unsurpassed collection - curated by the Savannah College of Art and Design - will inspire all who visit the stadium.
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About the Stadium
Mercedes-Benz Stadium partnered with the Savannah College of Art and Design to commission and curate world-class artwork and memorabilia. More than 1,200 fans were polled to identify preferred colors and themes and the university sent out requests for artist submissions.
More than 650 portfolios were received for review, and SCAD selected 54 locally and internationally acclaimed artists to create works exploring subjects related to football, soccer and the history of Atlanta and Georgia.
About the Artist
Gábor Miklós Szőke was born in 1984 in Budapest. He studied sculpting at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in the class of Pál Kő. As a scholarship student in Milan, the time spent at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera had a great influence on him.
The internationally acclaimed sculptor best known for his unique, expressive lath-style monumental public animal sculptures. His many artworks - sculptures, unique furnitures, installations- include more than 100 public sculptures on many public squares worldwide, interior works in pubs, elegant showrooms, museums and galleries.
In Hungary and internationally as well, Szőke is known for his public animal sculptures. Despite his young age, he has nearly 100 works on three continents, which have all become a defining and emblematic element of their surroundings. His pieces can be found in busy public squares in Washington DC, Gstaad, Milan, Rome, Munich, Vienna, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Zagreb, Samorin, Oradea, Budapest and many other cities worldwide. His creations are made of wood and stainless steel.
The dramatic nature of French romanticism had a strong impact on his work, specifically the expressive brutality of Géricault's paintings. He considers sculptures to be the palpable result of his work, by which he can re-trace significant events in his life. For him, existence equals creation and sculptures are the physical manifestations of this. He breaks down anatomical forms into elementary units and then reinterprets these with the industrial re-construction of these elements. He brings complex and inextricable structures to life.