Baroque On The Courts.
Sculptor of Glass, Victor Solomon, is the Fresh Prince of The Bay with his personal project, Literally Balling.
When you first hear the name, Literally Balling, you might want to cry… Listen, we’re great at puns BUT this is nothing to cry about. Victor Solomon, local San Francisco artist, is the mind and creator of these ornate basketball backboards. Our baroque heart is deep in love. “Literally Balling actually started in a very innocent way. Perhaps goaded by Basketball’s evolving culture and sophistication, I got this image stuck in my mind.”
We’ve never wanted to shoot some b-ball after school so badly however an exception can be made. Solomon has been designing these stain glass playa’ hate'a’s with the help of local San Francisco stain glass mentors. “I hadn’t had any experience with stained glass, so apprenticed myself to a group of 80 year old glass masters that taught me the craft with historic accuracy.” Solomon will grace Art Basel this year with his installations following artists such as Danh Vo and the breathtaking installation “Impressions.” “The dream is to continue to evolve the craft and narrative of the project. I think there’s an opportunity to turn Literally Balling into a brand of it’s own and would love to collaborate on a capsule collection” Solomon Joseph Gross Gallery at the Scope Art Fair in Miami, booth D11 Dec 1-6, Solomon is also on instagram here
. But how does this Bay Area local like to spend his time?
Get to know Victor with some of his favorite places to shop, eat + drink, and more: “Favorite places to eat: Hard Knox Cafe, Schmidt’s, Camino, Tsunami.”
“Favorite places to shop: Taylor Stitch, No Shop, Painted Bird and Rand and Statler.”