Vignerons grow grapes and make wines, on small farms with big hearts.
Honouring the French tradition of supporting the arts,
the Roche family of vignerons have collaborated with Canadian artists to create the Vig collection.
The wines are intentional expressions of the Naramata Bench terroir;
the bottles reflect artistic impressions of the sensory experience of the wine.
We grow through experimentation and discourse.
Together, we shape the Canadian culture of wine. Créons ensemble.
About the Artist
I am Karl Mata Hipol, born in the Philippines and immigrated to Canada in 2015. Currently, I live, work, and create in the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations. My artistic work is primarily drawing and painting. Influenced by my narrative, I combine my artistic and architectural background to create abstract blueprint paintings.
Presently, I am completing a bachelor’s in fine arts, majoring in Visual Art, and minoring in Curatorial Practice at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. I have recently curated an exhibition at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art titled “Beyond the Horizon.” The galleries I have previously exhibited includes the Headline Gallery, “Silhouettes In Denim”; Seymour Art Gallery, “2021 Discovery” exhibition and won an Honorable mention; The Reach Gallery Museum, “Art on Demand 6.4 exhibition” (2021); Federation of Canadian Artist Gallery and won an Honorable mention award at the “2020 Abstracted Exhibition” and Second place at the “2019 Concept” Exhibition. My paintings are collected locally and internationally in the Philippines, Canada, Hong Kong, Switzerland, and Ireland.
To view Karl’s work visit: @karlhipolart