OilArt was born from the encounter between the visionary genius of master Walter Valentini, painter and sculptor, and the revolutionary audacity of three young people with the ambition to create and innovate.
Walter Valentini is an Italian painter, sculptor and engraver, internationally recognized in the field of graphics and engraving.
He taught the art of engraving at the “Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti” (NABA) in Milan, of which he was also director, from 1983 to 1985.
He is a master of techniques such as etching, aquatint, drypoint, multicolor lithography, chalcography.
Astronomy and cosmography are important sources of inspiration for Valentini. His approach to architecture and celestial mechanics is mathematical and rigorous, but not without its own poetry. It boasts exhibitions and international awards including:
1991- installations in the Harris Concert Hall in Aspen, Colorado
1992 – exhibition at the MoMA in New York
1995-1996 – retrospective at the Galerie Dionne in Paris
1999-2000 – traveling exhibition in museums of Washington, Chicago and Vancouver
It would have been easy to lean on tradition without bringing anything new. But we got out of the comfort zone and wanted to “risk”.
We have brought these values into the production of our Oil, and this is why with OilArt we have created a real sensory journey, where each step is never the same as the previous one. All our bottles are unique, just like the sensations we want to give.
OilArt was born to relaunch a territorial excellence such as extra virgin olive oil, but we wanted to do it in an innovative key through art. We firmly believe that the fusion of three elements, purely made in Italy, which over the years have made us the envy of the whole world is the key. Food, art and design are fundamentals for us and we have taken care of them in detail.
The printing of our labels takes place with complex processes to best enhance the works of master Valentini and to allow a real immersion of the person handling the bottle.
To allow this, printing takes place with metal punches on which the works are reproduced in negative and once the paper has been pressed onto these plates, the work is recreated in slight relief on the label. After the first phase, the hot gold casting takes place to best enhance the golden parts and have an elegant and immersive final effect.