OP art is an abstract art form which relies on optical illusion in order to fool the eye of the viewer. Embraces geometric patterns that create a feeling of movement of welling, warping, flashing or vibration. Op Art was first produced as in black-white, then later came in forms of vibrant colours. The eye’s retina and the brain, sometimes patterns can cause confusion between them both, resulting in the perception of irrational optical effects.
Casa Cardona wines are the culmination of an exciting community-born project by a group of friends from the beautiful Cardona Square, Barcelona.
Marçal Prats wanted to instil the personality of the founders in the bottles. He found his inspiration in Bridget Riley’s and Victor Vasarely’s 1960s Op-art paintings. The result is a series of experiments of lighting on illusion and perception and capturing depth and motion effects onto two-dimensional surfaces. The use of Fivo Sans Modern typeface evokes the same period—when Aldo Novarese’s Eurostile was widely used.
“During the conceptual research phase, I realized that in the wine-making process, there is an outdoor period where bright sunlight is essential for growing grapes. Then comes the second part in the cellar, which in contrast, develops in the absolute darkness where the total absence of light is critical.
This duality, almost ambivalence between light and dark and black and white, evoked the Op-art process. I have always been deeply fascinated by this artistic movement, and it reached a new climax when I visited the recent Bridget Riley exhibition at the Hayward Gallery.” Marçal Prats on The Dieline