May 4, 2017 Damian Hamilton fromÂ CornershopÂ Adelaide commissioned Carmine Bellucci to illustrate aÂ wrap around wine label forÂ Samuel’s Gorge Mclaren Vale – PiÃ±ata People 2015 Gamay.
Hand painted on woodboard with acrylics, the artwork is a colourful parade of happy and festive people dancing and having fun in the village as if in a bursting piÃ±ata. I wanted the whole painting to be a celebration, a ceremony of positive energy spreading all around the village.
“Cornershop briefed me to create an illustration showing the energy, excitement, colour, movement and fun that a bursting piÃ±ata represents and that could be found at a village carnival or festival. ToÂ to depict and create an artwork that could convey the exotic flavours and frivolous energy of Gamay andÂ show a celebration and vibrancy of life, while engaging the viewer with a myriad of little details that draws you in and keeps you looking.”