The labels for our wines are the result of the superb work of Marco Puca, good friend and surprisingly sensitive artist.
And I must say, in his words, it has been "a brilliant partnership".
Marco Puca's black liquid backgrounds evoque relics, travel notes, pieces of vines to the side, bar signs, emblems, visual textures jotted down with cruel innocence or great surreal and poetical depth. The white of the canvas, or, in this case, of the paper, is also the time of solitude and fleeing from the undistinguishable, as found in a few of Marco Puca's inspirations: Osvaldo Licini, Gino De Dominicis and (art is always contemporary to itself) Lorenzo Lotto, isolated and tormented artist, on which Puca based his graduation dissertation.
Marco Puca's (Ancona, 1973) visual frames feed upon and develop from a historical reflection on recent earthquakes in Italy. In this complex representation of his, distant faces and bodies swallowed in the abyss and never given back to life appear ephimeral and elusive. Landscapes become places to mourn.
In Puca's black and white watercolours, cracks become screams in which you can see the anxious spaces and paces of the earth which shakes and swarms with life inside, but on the surface it's a black omen for the gloomy change. As a new and symbolic earthquake map, the line and the colour, features of these paintings, seem always moving, never still, always expanding and evolving. At the same time, you can hear the roar, the overwhelming disaster which also harbingers, in its hand-written wings, a burst of rebirth in the endless cycle of life and death.
But against the earthquake, in real life, escape has no wings.
"The silent insability - notes the artist - is the key to my work. That moment before the traumatising event, which shakes the earth and in the blink of an eye devastates it and, in people, the depression that eats you inside and crashes. Our time is marked by instability, by sudden and violent events that force you to reconsider everything, your life, your goals. However, in watercolours, where a watchful, careful, open and solution-seeking eye camps, there is also a note of positivity and courage, that courage which we are lacking today".
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