The NBA Creator Series campaign in Europe features a third artist with Spanish watercolourist Maria Emegé.
NBA Creator Series is a series of original works commissioned by the NBA from artists in France, Greece, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the league in 2021-22. Featuring a wide variety of styles and compositions, each artwork centers on the artists’ passion for the NBA, their favorite moments in league history, and the connections between Europe and basketball.
Maria Emege is an illustrator, video game designer and designer from Madrid. She has illustrated for international companies, books, magazines and NFT galleries, and has lectured and lectured at university level. Her specialty is traditional watercolor, with which she paints live at events. She also sells her original works to major art collectors. Maria’s works are published on Facebook (@NBASpain), Instagram (@NBAEurope), Twitter (@NBAspain) and YouTube (@NBAEurope and @NBASPAIN).
Maria Emege : “In this handmade watercolor, I wanted to show some of the most iconic stars of the NBA who inspired me for different reasons: The historic leap from the tipoff of the NBA All-Star Game 2015 by brothers Dieselfor what he represented for the fans of NBA in Spain ; Kevin Durant for his moving speech MVP of the 2013-14 season; Stephen Curry for his ability to score three-pointers from crazy distance; Luka Doncic for the joy of having seen him grow so quickly and soar high since his years in Madrid; and lebron james…because he is an intergenerational icon whose impact goes beyond the pitch. I unified them all by waves of colors like their teams’ uniforms and by looking for the detail of their facial expressions and the movements of their bodies with the brush. »
About the NBA
The NBA is a sports and media company with a mission to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball. Built around five professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association, the NBA G League, NBA 2K League and the Basketball Africa League, the NBA has a strong international presence with games broadcast in 215 countries in more than 50 different languages and sells its products in more than 100,000 stores in 100 countries and on six continents. At the start of the 2021-22 season, NBA teams included 121 international players for 40 countries and territories. NBA digital tools include NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA App and NBA League Pass. The NBA has built one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 2.1 billion likes and followers across league, team and player platforms. Through its NBA Cares program, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth service organizations that support education, youth and family support, and health-related causes. .