Back to list

Taiwanese artist comes top in Spanish red wine label contest

2012/06/20 13:37:25

Taipei, June 20 (CNA) A Taiwanese artist based in Spain has won the top prize in a design contest for red wine labels sponsored by Spanish vineyard Bodega Farina, according to Taiwan's representative office in Madrid.

Yang Lun beat out the other contestants to clinch the top award in the El Primero 2012 competition, which drew a record number of 120 submissions from around the world, the office said in a press release.

Yang's prize-winning creation, "Esculpir Lo Fluido," will become the label that will be affixed to 100,000 bottles of one of the Spanish vineyard's premium red wines, which will be shipped to various European countries as well as the United States, China and Japan in November, the statement said.

The 35-year-old artist was quoted as having explained that her "fluid sculpture" style of work conveys Oriental philosophy by blending Chinese painting skills with Oriental aesthetic concepts.

"The prize is an encouragement and offers opportunities for me," Yang said, adding that the recognition gives her incentive and energy to continue to pursue her artistic career.

Her work will also be shown in 14 Spanish cities, including Madrid, San Sebastian, Valladolid, Salamanca and Murcia.

Yang went to Spain for advanced study after graduating from the Department of Fine Art at Huafan University in New Taipei. She is now a Ph.D. candidate in art history at La Universidad de Salamanca.

(By Ku Lan-ying and Sofia Wu)