A collection of oil pastel works inspired by the universe of wine and the rich Mediterranean culture around food, aperitivo time, and sobremesa – the enjoyment of rest and conversation after the end of a beautiful meal with a group of friends or family.

I love how each bottle of wine is a unique work of art, and the sensual way it accents and contrasts with different foods. Travelling around the Mediterranean, wine–tasting is a beautiful way to get to know each place’s individual terroir. In the same way, I love the nuances of olive oil culture.

Exhibition at Bodega Alaparra
November 20, 2021

Oil pastel on board
Multiple sizes

Marina Esmeraldo is a Brazilian illustrator, artist and educator, based between Barcelona and London. She speaks five and a half languages, loves travelling and the sea, and is currently obsessed with outdoor sketching, film photography and subconscious reprogramming.

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