Maria Schad

Courtesy of Maria SchadCourtesy of Maria Schad
Courtesy of Maria SchadCourtesy of Maria Schad
Maria Schad
selected works
oil on canvas, each 30cm x 30cm

In response to Max's lament that hockey has not been featured often in the work of serious artists, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to present some of the work of Swedish artist Maria Schad, whom I met in Copenhagen this summer during an afternoon of flânerie. It was one of those really neat, unexpected encounters when two individuals from very distinct backgrounds find they share a great deal of common interest — in this case, art, critical theory and sport. Growing up in Sweden, Maria had always been captivated by the speed of hockey, and that fascination occasionally resurfaces in her work — the first thing I remarked when I saw these works was how fast they were.

"To play hockey is constantly to repeat that men have transformed motionless winter, the hard earth, and suspended life, and that precisely out of all of this they have made a swift, vigorous, passionate sport." — Roland Barthes, What is Sport?

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