The artworks

Meet the artists who will create original new urban art
pieces inspired by the vibrancy and expressiveness of
our wine, our Rioja winery and our Spanish culture.

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Okuda

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Okuda

"the meaning of life gives colour to my works"

Urban artist Okuda was born and grew up in Santander in Spain but now, like Remed lives in Madrid. He started painting in 1997 but only started producing urban art on a bigger scale in 2002. His works have a clear and recognizable style. With geometric structures multi-coloured patterns which combine with grey bodies and organic forms. His works are narrations of contradiction, existentialism and the meaning of life.

Past works

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Q&A with Okuda

What is Urban Art and why do you think it is important?
Urban Art is about exploring the intricacies and conflicts of life in an open way. It is important because it encourages people to check the balance in their lives and consider the different meanings all around us, rather than passively accept the norm.
What do you love about the street art in Spain?
The street art in Spain is a sight to be seen. It is a wonderland of designs, messages and meanings that encapsulates the whole city. You can often look at the artwork for hours and it will transport you to another world.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
My inspiration comes from my environment, all around my life, day to day, the sea, the sun, travels, cinema, fashion. I need music 24 hours a day to create and to produce my works.
What styles and people have influenced your work?
My influences are surrealism and pop art, artists like Magrite, Ernst or The Boshc. All my artists friends like Remed, 3ttman, San, Spok and Nano4814 motive me to work harder.
Why is Urban Art a vehicle of expressiveness for you?
Urban Art allows me to explore the contradictions in life and express my feelings about them. Through art I can share my ideas and beliefs and encourage people to consider their own.
What role does wine play in your life?
I’ve had a connection with wine for years through my father’s restaurant. I watched people share and enjoy wine with the people most important to them. I’ve seen how wine brings Spanish expressiveness to life – whether we’re expressing the enjoyment of everyday life, the joy of special occasions or complementing the beauty of a carefully crafted meal.
What attracted you to collaborate with Campo Viejo on this project?
I am always looking at the meaning of life in my artworks so I found Campo Viejo’s proposition of living a life uncorked, full of passion and expressive character, an extremely interesting viewpoint to explore. The wine and the intense colour are forever poetic, like the works about love by Remed and me.
As an artist, what values do you share with winemakers?
I like to work with the landscape around me to create something beautiful for others to enjoy and believe that winemakers do exactly the same thing.
What do you like about Okuda’s work and why are you looking forward to collaborating with him?
We are good friends and our positive minds are always connected, maybe it's karma, or destiny, that we’re working together. The result of this campaign will be amazing because the minimal and poetic planes of Remed's bodies combine perfect with my geometric, organic and volumetric forms.
What do you think about the Campo Viejo Red paint pigment?
I always like to try new methods when creating art and using Campo Viejo Red, infused with wine, will definitely be a first for me. I think that it will give my work another level and hopefully create some buzz on the street.
How do you like to use the colour red in your artworks and what does it represent?
I like to work with the landscape around me to create something beautiful for others to enjoy and believe that winemakers do exactly the same thing.
What message do you want to communicate in your Campo Viejo artworks and what do you hope people take away?
I would like to explore the life of the city and Campo Viejo in each artwork. I want to explore their roots and how modernism interplays with them to create pieces that encourage people to look deep down inside them to find their own unique and original expressive character.
The Campo Viejo Urban Art Starter Fund will support the development of Urban Artists, why do you feel supporting up and coming artists is important?
As a young university student, it wasnt as easy as most would think to get started. You need supplies, time and support. The Urban Art Starter Fund will give young talent the opportunity to get all this and this is important because they will inject a new and fresh perspective into Urban Art.
What is your favourite red wine and how do you like to enjoy it?
My favourite Campo Viejo red wine is Dominio.
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Remed

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Remed

"I live what I feel, I paint what I live"

Urban artist Remed grew up in Lille and is now based in Madrid. His work has a unique, immediately recognizable quality in both its micro and macro manifestations. Working with the principles of maths and calligraphy, his work strikes a balance between harmony and energy. Remed seeks to find truth through simplicity, uniting universal languages of form and colour. For him, art is both a means of experimentation and communication.

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Q&A with Remed

What it is Urban Art and why do you think it is important?
Urban Art is free from the limits imposed by framework and allows you to interact with the environment around you. A lot of my artworks are commissioned but never guided by anyone but my Soul. Urban Art is important because the street is the only place that you don’t need a special invitation to be in. It allows people to openly share emotions, feelings and messages in an unrestricted manner.
What do you love about the street art in Spain?
In comparison to France, my home country, Spain has a lot more street art. Spain is very unique because there is an extremely high social interaction on the streets. I love this because it makes Urban Art accessible for a wider audience.
Where do you draw inspiration from?
I consider myself as a witness to life so most of my inspiration comes from observing things around me and interpreting what I feel. We all lead different lives, but we all go through the same cycles in life. I try to portray these cycles in a universal way so that people can understand and find a sense of self in my art.
What styles and people have influenced your work?
The aesthetics of my work have been influenced by a mix of masters from Bosch to cubist artists, as well as outside art, graffiti, graphism and oriental calligraphy. The masters I respect the most for their use of form are Modigliani, Picasso, Fernand Leger, Matisse, Delonay, Wasser, Moore, Miro, and Bosch. Geometry is at the center of my research. I try to blend the rigor of it, with the feelings I can't control.
Why is Urban Art a vehicle of expressiveness for you?
Urban Art allows me to express my emotion and feelings through colours and shapes. It allows me to create rhymes and connect with the world, whilst sharing something positive and sincere. I paint as you write a diary, a notebook of inventions, or philosophical essay. I live what I feel, I paint what I live.
What role does wine play in your life?
Wine is a celebration of life in the same way that art is. For me, wine bonds me with the people I love. It’s something we share as we experience life together. It plays to our sense and represents the smell and taste of Spanish expressiveness at its most beautiful.
What attracted you to collaborate with Campo Viejo on this project?
Campo Viejo’s philosophy, about living a life uncorked full of passion, expressiveness and originality, attracted me because I create my work applying the same philosophy. I like to express myself in my artwork as truly as I can and Campo Viejo wants to encourage everyone to show their expressive character - so it seemed like a good fit. I like how Campo Viejo encourages a more expressive world.
As an artist, what values do you share with winemakers?
Just like winemakers, I find a way to put myself into my creations to express my feelings and create something that is memorable. We both look for opportunities to share and celebrate life.
What do you like about Okuda’s work and why are you looking forward to collaborating with him?
I admire Okuda's art because it sits at the verge of reality and imagination. I also enjoy how he contracts the timeless grey of his bodies with a saturated and colourful environment. I’m looking forward to working with him because he’s the only person I’ve never heard complain. He’s an extremely positive person and a great artist.
What do you think about the Campo Viejo Red paint pigment?
I think creating the Campo Viejo Red paint pigment is a great idea. I am happy that Okuda and I are going to work on it together. It's going be a nice nuance to the strong saturated red I often use in my art. It’s going to be bound to the ground and to the space.
How do you like to use the colour red in your artworks and what does it represent?
Pure red directly brings vibration to any other colour, it’s the colour of action, of movement, of fear, of excitement. Red is a dual color. Its strength can bring the most amazing passionate memory or the roughest. I think the pigment we will work on will be less saturated and deeper than a pure red. It’s going to bring the same idea of INTENSITY, but just a bit softer and a little easier to look at.
What message do you want to communicate in your Campo Viejo artworks and what do you hope people take away?
I hope they will do as I do and do their best to express Life in its wildest ways.
The Campo Viejo Urban Art Starter Fund will support the development of Urban Artists, why do you feel supporting up and coming artists is important?
Supporting up and coming artists is essential to the ongoing growth of the art scene – urban or otherwise. The Urban Art Starter Fund will be instrumental in helping young artists develop their work and realise their dreams so I feel privileged to be involved with it.
What is your favourite red wine and how do you like to enjoy it?
My favourite Campo Viejo red wine is Reserva. The balance of fruity and woody flavours makes it taste so beautiful and looks beautiful too with its bright yet deep ruby red colour. Like any classic piece of art it stimulates all of my senses.