Tellas - Cantina Martinelli, Italy
Silkscreen print, edition of 50, signed and numbered by the artist, unframed
Destination: Cantina Martinelli, Italy
Date: 22 - 30 October, 2022
approx. 27.5"h x 19.75"w, 70cm x 50cm
"Cantina Martinelli is located in Soave, a wonderful area of north-eastern Italy, where wine has an important history. We spent several days in the Cantina, one of which was dedicated to pressing the grapes, in the most "primitive" way. We crushed the grapes with a vintage crush destemmer, and then filtered, as minimal as possible, the wine with only a simple net, to make sure that while the wine is in the bottle it keeps as much of its essence as possible.
During my week in Soave we also took a day trip to Venice, which happens to be one of my favorite cities of the world. Besides walking around this beautiful city all day we drank wine in various places, and in each of these places we tasted different wines. For my artwork I have tried to insert the typical color of the Venice lagoon, with a whole series of shapes which I captured on this journey.
It was a pleasure to be able to be fully immersed in the world of natural wine for a whole week. What impressed me the most was the amount of work and passion that the producers put into the production of their wine. I am used to drinking wine from a bottle and I don’t think much more about it. I learned that there are some important steps to follow in the process of wine making, and each of these steps give meaning to the wine. I’m looking forward to check back in with our wines in about a year to see and taste the result."