Why do I paint wines and whiskeys?
I am passionate, passions have been in my life an engine to grow since I have memory. From a very young age I knew that connecting with my inner voice was the way I wanted to live, and this way of perceiving reality from the consciousness of each moment, led me to discover that I can interpret my sensations through art, whether music , painting or writing, and that these interpretations can encompass very different and distant worlds even in the sensory.
Years ago I was interested in the world of wine and whiskey, learning to taste them in a conscious way, and it soon came to my mind to transform what I was testing into paintings, according to my own vision and sensitive experience.
In 2019 I started painting some of my own photos of the wineries that I had visited in Mendoza the previous year, and while I was painting, I suddenly realized that when I tasted a wine or a whiskey, my mind took me to specific places and moments. I decided then to bring to the fabrics those images that accompanied my perception, organizing the paintings in two series that I was making simultaneously.
The series were thus formed, "Free Spirit" that celebrates the enormous tradition in the art of making whiskeys that has brought Scotland to an insurmountable place in the industry of the noble distillate of malt and grain, and < strong> «Wines and Vineyards» that pays homage to Argentina's great winemaking career, the art of making wines that reflect the terroirs, the connection of man with his universe and the search for excellence.
My artistic vision focuses on the integration of human beings with nature, recreating figurative and abstract landscapes, as a representation of the spirit of each drink. In a kind of synesthetic perception, the aromas, flavors and textures tasted, are translated into landscapes, contours, colors and light games, interpreting in each work a synchronization of images, associated by a subjectivity of their own, that highlight the character and personality of each of the distillates, varietals and cuts represented.
My individual exhibition "Free Spirit" held at the House of Culture of Buenos Aires, from October 30 to November 7, 2019, joined the two series of paintings, displaying 64 works in the First floor of the historic building.
This sample was part of «The Night of the Museums 2019» , with an estimated number of visitors in 6,000 people and its inauguration was attended by the Malandra Winery, originally de Mendoza, who offered a tasting of 3 of his wines, which I also interpreted in my paintings. In this way, the participants were able to experience the colors, aromas and flavors of the wines while observing the works that honored them, which gave them a new perspective from which to analyze their organoleptic properties, beyond the artistic enjoyment.
Currently I continue to create on these topics, but I have decided to expand my palette to add artistic interpretations of distillates and wines from other parts of the world.
I am preparing the next individual exhibitions, which this year will be entirely dedicated to each theme separately.