By Gabriel Pacheco
An ironic approach, also in the name, for this print that comes from the "light" and inspired hand of Gabriel Pacheco, the Mexican designer who has already created two prints with a strong evocative and chromatic impact for Rubelli in the past. Veniceland contains all the Venice identifiers: gondolas, bricole, masks, bridges, typical Venetian architecture, Murano glass and, over everything, the winged lion, symbol of the power of the city of canals. Pacheco's masterly touch makes it almost a theatre scene where each subject plays its part. On a stage midway between reality and fantasy, between present and dream, we have a sequence of captivating scenes, to be observed carefully to discover the smallest details: small motifs, elegant graphics and micro patterns that are at times unusual and curious. Veniceland takes us on a sort of kaleidoscopic tour of Venice, presenting us with a unique city in a unique variation played out in shades of blue.