Tintin Cooper: Bringing icons of football and martial arts into art

 Tintin Cooper is an artist residing in London and Bangkok. I don’t want to waste much words, so at first let me explain. He not only works with icons of football, but brings in icons of martial arts into his work, Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Lee for example. So sharing with you an absolutely hilarious video re-edit he made of Sylvester Stallone alias Rambo, as it seems to me, fits in well with »sinister pinks« Mondays sports. His short description reads as follows:

“’Rambo RMX’, a re-edit of all of Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo films into a black and white comedy slapstick.”

 Rambo, timelessly having a grand air, must also be able to be seen as soon as the time machine is realised. This is what Tintin Cooper achieved. Hes done clean technical and aesthetic preliminary work. So now its accessible and enjoyable for the inhabitants of the 1910s and 1920ies. So as to say it is now a slapstick short film for getting into the right mood for Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton or Laurel & Hardy.


Second, let me share with you some of his collages, constructions, and sculptures.

Scrambled Portraits

Collages and Box constructions from the exhibition Props at Guest Projects, London. (2011)

The Manager Strikes Back

“‘The Manager Strikes Back’ (2011) combines elements of montage in its sculpted bust portraits of football managers Arsene Wenger, Jose Mourinho and Alex Ferguson. In this three-piece installation, different cultural elements from different times are bought together, such as Star Wars-light sabres, popular football culture and roman empiricism. The merging of these different iconic images reflects what is constantly happening to images in general today, which are reproduced across various visual platforms, and are deconstructed, morphed and reassembled through the mass media and the Internet.”

Arsène Wenger

José Mourinho

Alex Ferguson

other stuff

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