Bottom’s up, collectors. We’re raising our glasses to the newest artist to join our roster, Jimmy Mezei—the multidisciplinary mastermind behind today’s exquisitely oenophilic edition release. Find you some dry rosé and a place to adequately indulge in sunny season vibes: Summer Water will work its magic on your wall.
Gotta say: the timing of our first Jimmy Mezei release is deliciously apropos. ICYMI, rosé has been having quite a moment. Going on several summers now, the pink wine has been climbing to peak popularity as the freakishly refreshing (bonus: buzz-inducing) warm weather beverage of choice. It’s become so beloved that it’s garnered its own hashtag (thanks to the brains behind #yeswayrosé) and has even been dubbed Summer Water.
Naturally, we’re totally on board. When we saw Jimmy Mezei’s Summer Water, we couldn’t resist. And why would we? Mezei embraces the ordinary and transforms it, elevating the likes of crumpled dollar bills and pizza slices to the status of spectacular still life. His work is proof that a sense of humor can be a device to open our eyes to unseen beauty. Note the cheeky juxtaposition of a crumpled paper bag and a pretty bottle of pink wine: bougie glamour meets the magnificently mundane.
The Canadian-turned-Brooklynite has been on our radar for a while. We’d be remiss not to mention that he’s also the son-in-law of one of our most adored artists: the late Tom Slaughter. When we saw Mezei’s summer series, Summer Water stuck out. This image, created from several brush-pen studies, reminded us of something we could all relate to: picnics in the park, or beach days, or train rides upstate, during which our pink drink has been concealed in the ubiquitous (and incredibly unsubtle) brown paper bag.
Conceal no more: this stunner is made to be gazed at on your wall. So what’re you waiting for? We’ve got your liquid courage right here.
With art for everyone,
Jen Bekman + Team 20x200