Client: Winebox Hotel, Valparaíso, Chile
When: April 2018
Brief: Winebox is Chile's first hotel and winery made entirely from shipping containers. Fieldey was asked to create three custom murals in three different rooms that would combine a wine theme, with cult movies.
Outcome: Fieldey and her partner Mitch Low, created three bespoke murals that combined the cult movies of Pulp Fiction, Barbarella and Foxy Brown with cheeky wine references. All the murals were painted in black and white with two bright accent colours that were colour matched with the dominant colour schemes in each room. Bright retro pop patterns also helped to bring together the retro theme and make the murals a part of the interior design of the spaces.
The murals have been great for social media promotion, as delighted customers regularly post photos on instagram of them.
Outcome: Over the course of two weeks, Fieldey hand painted four massive interior walls during the re-fit construction phase. Large scaffolds were used and a tricky 7m x 5m staircase wall was fully painted with dancing skeletons. Colours and themes were inspired by, and responded to, the interior design. The final result was a suite of colourful and fun murals that worked in conjunction with the furnishings and interior design. Fieldey also created a fun "making of" video for Señor Peppers to use across their social media channels.
Outcome: Fieldey decided to fill the large three-section wall with a story about Frida Kahlo. Basing it on Frida's famous piece "Las Dos Fridas", she painted a large portrait of Frida in the main room. Frida is holding a heart that has a blood vessel that winds along the wall into the next room which features Diego Rivera, in toad form, holding an identical linked heart. The third wall features a mariachi skeleton holding a bottle of El Jimador Tequila.
All the colours are based on traditional Mexican painting styles and the finished murals became iconic in Perth.
Outcome: Fieldey and Rob Jenkins were commissioned to bring the venue to life. Fieldey provided the human element and painted a large jazz-themed portrait on the rear wall, and Rob added his well-known leaf patterning to flow around the surfaces of the bar and interact with the mural. Both of the artworks used the Best Brew corporate colour palette of grey with touches of red and green.
Fieldey created two custom videos of the project for YouTube which can be viewed below.