Tony Sobota has spent the last decade immersed in the art of construction and Nashville’s changing landscape, forming his interests into an ongoing series of observational studies and mixed-media paintings. His newest work captures Nashville SC’s new home, opening May 1, 2022.
The “Art of Construction” series won him top honors as a part of the Nashville Arts and Business Council’s Periscope class of 2017. Sobota has garnered several grant awards, including his "Little Kurdistan Community Mural," completed in 2019 and featured on NPR. His Nashville cityscape, “5th & Broad,” was chosen for Artfields 2021, one of the largest art shows in the South. His corporate collections include Verizon, Flagstar Bank, Metro Nashville, Graduate Hotels, and Chartwell Hospitality, among others.
Feeling aligned with his focus, exaggerated perspective, and the scale of his portfolio, Nashville SC commissioned Sobota to paint our new stadium, shedding light on this significant and beautiful moment in Nashville. The original 48"x68" piece will hang in a place of honor with the club, and high-quality prints were gifted to premium club members as a special thank you to commemorate this pivotal moment in club history. Nashville SC is honored to include Tony Sobota in the many art initiatives connecting the importance of our community to the beautiful game of soccer.
“I’m endlessly curious about which colors don’t get along, which colors do, and whether or not a certain color has a perfect match. More often they don’t, but built up to a collective surface these color spectrums eventually learn to live together. Once a painting is “mature” they become portraits of how differing values, hues, and intensities become gathering places for beauty. Whether compositions end up staying “on grid”, morphing into organic blobs, or traveling into free-form improvisations, these color relationships provide the primary organizing feature of my paintings.” - Tony Sobota