CCA Edition 2019
The artist selected for the 4th edition of the project “Costasera Contemporary Art” is the Chinese He Xi.
Creator of refined paintings on silk and rice paper, he embellished the label of Amarone Costasera 2001 with his art.
Since ever, the artist explores the themes of freedom from constraints, representing on his work a flight of butterflies on the ocean. The title is “Jin Du”, the Ancient Chinese term for "transport by water".
The inspiration come from Verona, the birthplace of Romeo and Juliet, protagonists of a romantic love story that recalls a Chinese legend whose epilogue is the flight of two butterflies into which the protagonists were transformed, two unfortunate young lovers.
Furthermore, the reason why the artist decided to paint on silk comes from the story of the explorer Marco Polo, who brought traditional porcelain and silks from China.