February 16, 2016Â Using a combination of screen printing and photo montageÂ Paolo LimÂ wasÂ commissioned byÂ Five O’Clock SomewhereÂ to create a series of 10 wine labels that could also sit together as one large art work and hang in their wine shop in Adelaide. The piece was personalised by Paolo incorporating photographs of the owner and his family in Adelaide and on holidays around theÂ world over the past 20 years.
“I love screen printing because of its hands-on natureâ€”the messiness of the process (or at least, my version of the process!) which forces me to incorporate accidents and mistakes into the work, which in turn give it a feel that’s difficult to replicate on a computer.
Given that, it’s a special thing for me to find a client that will trust in this slightly haphazard process, and this project was extra special because the brief was wide open: just the words “five o’clock somewhere,” and the request that it be large. Because I print with the most basic of home set-ups, I’m limited to A3 sizes at most, so I thought of breaking up the artwork into modular pieces which might stand alone individually, but also still make sense when taken together in a grid.
The words I interpreted as sort of “chasing the golden hour,” kind of like sunset on an infinite loop, which became the backdrop for the beautiful family photos which the client provided.