The U.K. based artist Lee Jones recently created an incredible series of paintings featuring some of the world’s most capable and accomplished athletes. Inspiring for the extraordinary artistic talent and unparalleled vision behind the paintings, the collection’s name (Beyond Human) and its subsequent description are themselves enough to conjure up images of memorable performances and majestic athletic achievements. Says Lee Jones about the project,
[It is] A series of hyper-real paintings, portraying elite athletes as superhuman beings… perceived as… machine[s] so perfectly engineered they become ‘Beyond Human’.
Endorsed with the creative input of each sportsperson, the series is comprised of six unique paintings each featuring an extraordinary athlete including Chris Hoy, Ricky Hatton, Christine Ohuruogu, Victoria Pendleton, Usain Bolt, and Daniel Ilabaca.
Lee Jones’s painting of Daniel Ilabaca is featured above. Every detail of this visionary art piece was purposefully chosen and carefully executed, and the result is nothing short of magnificent. Daniel’s stoic pose, metallic arms and feet, and the surrounding environment clearly reflect not only the power and awe inspiring nature of Daniel’s athletic abilities but also the characteristics of the art of Parkour which Daniel himself is known for. Prints of this one-of-a-kind painting can be purchased at 2050Sports.com starting at ₤10 (about USD $14). One hundred fine art limited edition prints signed by both Daniel and Lee are available for ₤300 (about USD $430).
Lee Jone’s Beyond Human series will be exhibited at the 2050Sports.com exhibition at The Arts Club in London this April. To find out more about Lee Jones and his artwork please visit LeeJonesArt.co.uk.